at The Sunset Saloon (house concert in Westwood)
Friday, February 3, 2017
Suggested donation $20 (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!
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!
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Ever since their 2015 Sunset Saloon debut, alongside Melissa Payne, we’ve been mad about Mayhemingways! One of the most entertaining and engaging duos in Canada, they’ve put on some amazing shows at The Saloon, around Winnipeg, and across Canada. We’ve been pretty lucky to contain this dynamic duo in our living room twice now, but with some high profile gigs coming up, their days in a joker’s living room could be numbered! This spring, Mayhemingways will trek across Canada with Joel Plaskett and his dad, Bill, as the opening act and backing band! You know that will put them in a bigger spotlight and in front of a lot of new faces. Later in the summer, they’ll be out playing festivals, including this year’s Trout Forest Music Festival. Along with some upcoming international touring, you know these guys won’t be our little secret much longer! See them in the intimate confines of The Sunset Saloon while you still can!
Last year they came in support of their first full-length album “Hunter St Blues,” which was released last 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 schoolhouse near Peterborough.
There were some pretty great records released in 2016, but there were none that were so popular around our house. Jaine and I fight over this CD a lot, because we both keep going back to it time and again. It’s a dynamic mix of sweet, slow songs, upbeat toe-tappers, and rootsy jams. It is, without question, my favourite album of 2016! Album of the year!
Check it out or come pick up a copy and let it be an amazing surprise!
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 calls it, “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.
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 performed in almost every province and territory in 2016.
Here’s a taste of their 2015 appearance with Melissa Payne:
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.)