at The Sunset Saloon (house concert in Westwood)
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Suggested donation $20-25 (price flexible, all proceeds to this amazing duo!)
If you wish, bring a drink for yourself, and/or a snack to share, but we’ve always got plenty of all of those on hand!
All are welcome (bring the kids, friends, family, people off the street, whatever)! Our house is family friendly (we’ve got 3 kids, a trampoline, and plenty of room, so feel free to bring the family), easy-going, friendly, and open to all! If you don’t know us yet, come on down and make some new friends!
Questions? RSVP? Fill out the contact form below! Forward this to a friend!
After an amazing set opening for and playing with Melissa Payne last year, we couldn’t wait to have these guys back this year, so we’re super pleased to have this incredible duo back!
Mayhemingways are Benj Rowland and Josh Fewings, but the band is so much more than the sum of its two parts. They’re a roots-rockin’ duo who bring a lot to their original songs, and some select covers.
The Sunset Saloon is a house concert venue in Westwood (near the YMCA on Portage.) We’re open to all. Feel free to pass along the event info, bring friends, bring your kids (our kids will thank you), or just come by yourself and make some new friends! Admission is by donation, which goes directly to the artists. Most folks pay $20, but these hard working guys wouldn’t turn down more.
Please RSVP for the address and more information!
Mayhemingways are an eclectic and full-sounding duo from the musical hotbed of Peterborough, Ontario. Their music drifts timelessly from folk-rock to traditional to country to something brand new. The band has been described as fuzz-folk with Cajun, bluegrass, and Celtic influences. Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Junkhouse writes, “Mind-bending and original music with deep roots in the tradition of dark North American folk.”
Lead singer Benj Rowland switches between accordion, banjo, guitar, and tenor guitar while holding down the bass with foot pedals. Josh Fewings plays drums, percussion and adds backup vocals.
Their first full-length album “Hunter St Blues” was just released this Spring and was produced and engineered in Nanton, AB by Steve Loree (Ian Tyson, Corb Lund, Petunia). The album is a follow-up to their first EP (2013) engineered by James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, Cuff the Duke, The Weber Brothers) at a former school house near Peterborough.
Mayhemingways have toured Canada relentlessly since forming in 2013. Coast to coast tours have become commonplace for the group. Like bands of old, on and off the highways, building a fan base across the nation with each tour. The duo performs in almost every province and territory in 2016. Think that’s just hype? Look at this list of tour dates. These guys might be insane.
Here’s a taste of their appearance last year with Melissa Payne:
Check out their new album Hunter St. Blues or come in and let it be an amazing surprise!
Feel free to fill out the contact form below if you have any questions or if you want to reserve your seat (your details aren’t public, just emailed directly to me.)