JUNO Award Winners The East Pointers Announce 2019 Canadian Tour

JUNO Award Winners The East Pointers Announce 2019 Canadian Tour

New Single “Wintergreen” To Be Released July 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO, ON – Today, JUNO Award-winning, Prince Edward Island based The East Pointers, are excited to announce their 2019 Canadian tour dates, kicking off in Vancouver on November 1 and wrapping up in their hometown of Charlottetown, PEI on November 30. Also announced, The East Pointers’ new single “Wintergreen” from their forthcoming album, will be released July 12 via all digital retailers.

"Here we go, the next chapter of The East Pointers! Our new single “Wintergreen” comes out July 12 and we actually can’t wait for you to hear it," said Tim Chaisson, fiddler/singer The East Pointers. "We’re also touring across our beautiful country this fall so go look at the dates! We’ve got a lot of new music to share with you." 

“Wintergreen”, produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Gordie Sampson (LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts), is a fresh and vibrant take on folk music, bringing the bands furious live show energy to a song. But at the core, ‘Wintergreen’ is about offering a light in the darkness to those who need it.

The East Pointers are comprised of fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron. Known for their blistering live shows and palpable authenticity, the band has performed over 450 shows in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, UK, Europe, Mexico, United States and Canada.

The folk trio have been collecting a steady stream of accolades since the release of their debut album Secret Victory including, a 2017 JUNO Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year as well as a 2019 East Coast Music Award for Song of the Year for “Two Weeks” and a 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Ensemble of the Year. The band has also won multiple Music P.E.I. Awards including, Group Recording of the Year, Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year, Song of the Year, Digital Achievement of the Year and Entertainer of the Year and have won Touring Artist of the Year four years in a row. 

Tickets go on sale on July 12th at 10:00AM EST at eastpointers.ca/shows.

The East Pointers Canadian Tour Dates:
November 1 - Vancouver, BC - The Fox Cabaret
November 2 - Victoria, BC - Capital Ballroom
November 7 - Edmonton, AB - Festival Place
November 8 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway at SAIT
November 12 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
November 13 - Peterborough, ON - Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
November 14 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
November 15 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall
November 22 - Fredericton, NB - The Fredericton Playhouse
November 23 - Moncton, NB - Capitol Theatre
November 28 - Pictou, NS - deCoste Performing Arts Centre
November 29 - Halifax, NS - Marquee Ballroom
November 30 - Charlottetown, PE - Confederation Centre of the Arts

 

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Laura Steen Public Relations and Promotions Manager, Strut Entertainment
Laura Steen Public Relations and Promotions Manager, Strut Entertainment
About The East Pointers

JUNO Award winning Canadian trio The East Pointers’ are redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson (vocals/fiddle/percussion), Koady Chaisson (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) and Jake Charron (guitar/keyboards), already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, capture the furious energy of their live shows and push the boundaries of East Coast folk while lighting a path for a new generation of music lovers.

What We Leave Behind was one of the international standout albums of 2017, nominated for the ‘Traditional Roots Album of the Year’ at the 2018 JUNO Awards and attracting over four million streams on Spotify. In the short time between their 2015 JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory and their upcoming album, the band has performed over 450 shows in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, Europe, Mexico, the USA, and Canada.

At the core, the band's latest single ‘Wintergreen’ from their forthcoming album, produced by Nova-Scotia born, multiple GRAMMY and JUNO Award-winning songwriter and producer, Gordie Sampson (LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts), is about offering a light in the darkness to those who need it. 

In addition to their own songwriting and touring, The East Pointers run the Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival on Prince Edward Island, originally founded by Tim and Koady’s grandfather in 1976. Jake Charron, now an honorary islander, has been an in-demand touring musician for the majority of his life and met Tim and Koady on tours to Atlantic Canada.