ALBUM RELEASE SHOW IN VANCOUVER @ WISE HALL ON JUNE 30th
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Vancouver, BC - Straight from Galiano Island in the Salish Sea, eclectic singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garton is excited to announce the independent release of his second solo album Love You Over Time on June 29th, and today marks the digital release of the first single 'I Lit The Fire' which premiered yesterday on Live in Limbo. Jack and his band the Demon Squadron will celebrate the launch of the album with release shows in Vancouver and on Galiano Island at the end of the month, as well as a string of BC tour dates this summer. See below for full tour listings.
Recorded in Vancouver, BC, and Nanton, AB, with Canadian music legends Steven Drake and Steve Loree, respectively, Jack Garton’s new album Love You Over Time is a blend of light and dark humour, digging deeper into the theme of commitment that he explored on his first full-length album Move The Mess Around. The band recorded all of the songs live off the floor, and the performances are stellar. The core personnel are: Brendon Hartley (bass), Adam Farnsworth (piano, Hammond organ, bg vocal), Amrit Basi (drums), Steven Drake (guitars and lap steel) and Jack Garton (accordion, trumpet and vocal).
'I Lit The Fire' is the first single from the album and it's one that digs deep into Jack Garton's past.
""I Lit The Fire' is heavily influenced by the rock 'n' roll that I grew up listening to," says Jack. " I love that dog-eared roll-call kind of delivery in Chuck Berry's songs, it's a form of classic American poetry. 'Johnny B Goode' starts out with that great image of the hut way up in the hills. I thought "what if someone came across that old hut, got a fire started and made it cosy again?""
Steeped in the solitude of the mountains and islands of the Pacific Northwest and raised in the boisterous, irreverent East Vancouver arts community, Jack Garton’s music is a dance party for the vulnerable at heart. Since releasing his first full-length album, Move The Mess Around, in 2016, Jack has been busy working on the follow-up while steadily playing Western Canadian festivals, clubs, halls and house concerts.
No stranger to the stage, Jack Garton's music is all about the live show. He spent 10 years honing his craft while touring Canada, the USA and Europe, as a solo artist and with other projects (Maria in the Shower), developing a distinctive voice on the accordion, mixing cajun, European and country styles with ease into an exciting roots music feast. Whether backed by his powerful band the Demon Squadron or solo, armed with an accordion and trumpet, his shows are theatrical, fluid, confessional, and fun. They reflect a lifetime of devotion to the art of live music as well as an impressive breadth of life experience including his roles as a father and husband, local gravedigger, theatre artist and music teacher.
Jack Garton's new single 'I Lit The Fire' is currently available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and other digital retailers and streaming services. His new album Love You Over Time will be available on all digital platforms on Friday, June 29th. Look for Jack Garton and his band the Demon Squadron on tour throughout BC this summer with dates coming up in Ontario and Alberta in September and October. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: jackgarton.com
JACK GARTON + THE DEMON SQUADRON >> UPCOMING TOUR DATES
June 29 - Galiano Island, BC - South Hall w/ The Honey Tongues (Album Release Show)
June 30 - Vancouver, BC - WISE Hall w/ Scott Cook, Kitty + The Rooster (Album Release Show)
July 17 - Vancouver, BC - CBC Vancouver (Musical Nooner)
July 20-23 - Bella Coola, BC - Bella Coola Music Festival
August 3-5 - Wells, BC - ArtsWells Festival
August 17 - Mayne Island, BC - The Groove