A Few Pointers
Juno-award-winning (that’s the name of the Canadian Music Awards, for the uninitiated) trio The East Pointers are heading back down to New Zealand in January after their initial appearance in the country at 2017’s WOMAD. A bit of a mutual love affair is developing; we like them, with the band charting in the New Zealand iTunes Top 10 shortly after their last visit, and they like us, with a track called ‘Party Wave’ on their new album What We Leave Behind apparently inspired by an awesome New Zealand surfing experience shared by fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron. The band have scheduled three dates around the country with hard-working local fave Mel Parsons (does that woman ever go home?!), hitting Blue Smoke this month to regale us with numbers from their latest album. Expect a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes and radio-ready songs from a group that’s building a big reputation for fantastic live performances.
The East Pointers with Mel Parsons
Fri 19 Jan