East Coast Music Week 2014 Showcases, April 2nd & 3rd, Prince Edward Island

Although PEI is currently in the midst of a micro ice age, we’re still really excited to head there this week for some ECMA shows.

Wednesday, April 2nd:
1:30pm – Soundwaves Performance at Summerside Intermediate School
7:00-10:00pm – Soundwaves Battle of the Bands (We play at 8:30pm), Stratford Town Hall
 
Thursday, April 3rd
2:00pm - Eastlink East Coast Music Unplugged (Duo Performance)
8:00pm-12:00 – ECMA Folk & Roots Stage (We play at 9:00pm), at The Pourhouse: The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse,  89 University Ave, Charlottetown

Truth & Sky ECMA Nominations

We’re tickled to be nominated for Folk Recording of the year and Group Recording of the year at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards!

Here are the Artists we’ll be losing to in April:

Folk Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Folk
·       Acres and Acres – Truth & Sky
·       Amelia Curran – Spectators
·       David Myles – In the Nighttime
·       Old Man Luedecke – Tender is the Night
·       Stephen Fearing – Between Hurricanes

Group Recording of the Year / Enregistrement de l’année – Groupe
·       Acres and Acres – Truth & Sky
·       Les Hay Babies – Le Folio EP
·       Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac – Seinn
·       Paper Lions – My Friends
·       The Trews – …thank you & I’m sorry

Nova Scotia Shows in November

We’ve got a trio of lovely shows in Nova Scotia this November:  

As Part of Nova Scotia Music Week, we’ll be showcasing at midnight, Saturday Nov 9th at Steel City Bar & Grill, 252 Townsend St. Sydney, NS.
Please visit www.nsmw.ca for more details and ticket info.

On Saturday, November 16th, we play the Marigold Theatre, 605 Prince Street, Truro, NS. This is a beautiful venue and our first big show in Truro!  More info & tickets

Saturday, November 23rd, we play the gorgeous St. George’s Round Church in Halifax with Halifax’s own Quiet Parade.  This will be a very special show with some lovely guest appearances. 7pm, 2222 Brunswick Street, Buy tickets here.

 

Our music is in some boat movies at Atlantic Film Fest 2013!

These two films are about much, much more, actually.  We’re really, really, really happy to be a part of these two heartfelt and thought inspiring films.

Paddle to the Ocean is a film by our good friend and sometimes bass player Zac Crouse, and his good friend Kelsey Thompson.  In  Zac’s own direct (blunt) words: “Paddle To The Ocean is a music & film project about using a kayak, a banjo and a bicycle to recover from PTSD.”  The big screen premiere is Friday Sept. 13th @ 4:30pm (Park Lane Cinemas, Hfx).  Click here for tickets

Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a Little Wooden Boat is a film by Kevin A Fraser based on his friend who gave up everything to travel the world solo in a sailboat.  It features music by Bahamas, Ben Howard, and yours trulys!  The world premiere is Sunday Sept. 15th @ 7pm at Park Lane Cinemas in Halifax as part of the CBC Shorts Gala at 7:00pm.  Click here for tickets

Unhappy Happy premieres at Toronto Independent Film Festival

Unhappy Happy is the hilarious and heartfelt story of an unhappy, corporate-team builder who tries to invent a device to bring happiness to his terminally-ill brother with the help of a brilliant-but-damaged woman.  Unhappy Happy asks the question: What is the nature of true happiness?

This film features a whole ton of east coast musical talent and our very own Ian Bent and Alana Yorke wrote original material and served as music supervisors.  It premiers…Right now in Toronto!

N.B. & N.S. Summer Tour Dates!

Jul 26, 2013 – Alma NB – Fundy National Park – Free outdoor show in Fundy National Park at the beautiful outdoor theatre!

Jul 27, 2013 – Hillsborough NB – The Bore Music Festival – advance tickets available here: www.theboremusicfestival.com

Aug 01, 2013 – Rothesay NB – Town of Rothesay – Concerts on the Commons. Free outdoor show on the Commons

Aug 02, 2013 – Sussex NB – Adair’s Wilderness Lodge – New Brusnwick Day Celebration at Adair’s Wilderness Lodge in Shepody / Sussex area.

Aug 03, 2013 – Fredericton NB – Nashwaak Music Festival – For the full line up & ticket info please go to www.nashwaakmusicfestival.com

Aug 09, 2013 – Bear Falls NS – Bear Falls Music Festival – For ticket info & line up please go to https://www.facebook.com/bearfallswilderness?ref=ts&fref=ts

Aug 10, 2013 – Bear Falls NS – Bear Falls Music Festival – Acres and Acres will be playing on Friday & Saturday!!! For ticket info & line up please go to https://www.facebook.com/bearfallswilderness?ref=ts&fref=ts

CANADA DAY WEEKEND!!

June 27 – Fredericton, NB – City of Fredericton @ Officer’s Square – Starts at 7pm (free)

June 28 – Southern NB The Garden Sessions (please email us if you’re interested in attending : aaacres@gmail.com


June 29 – Gagetown, NB – Folly Fest 2013


June 30 – Saint John, NB – City of Saint John – Outdoors at Market Square (free)


July 1    – Saint John, NB – City of Saint John – Outdoors at Market Square (free)

Caravan CD release @ Seahorse & Lukas Reeves CD Release @ Chester Playhouse this weekend

We’re playing two very different CD release shows this weekend.  Love it!

Friday, May 24th, we open up for our old good friends The Caravan for their CD release show at the Seahorse.  This will be a funky-live-music-hip-hop-dance-party-extravaganza.  Tell your downtown Halifolks!

Saturday, May 25th, we play the historic Chester Playhouse.  This will be an intimate sit down show celebrating our new good friend Lucas Reeves’ CD release.  Tell your South Shore Folkies!