For Immediate Release: September 30th, 2014
(Saskatoon, SK) - Saskatoon band Gunner & Smith are excited to announce that they will be hitting the road for one more Canadian Tour this year! The band will be kicking off a string of Western Canadian dates on October 8th in Saskatoon taking the band to Alberta and BC and back, before heading out east for more tour dates in November. See below for full tour schedule.
2014 has proved to be a pretty amazing year so far for Gunner & Smith! The band released their first full-length album 'He Once Was a Good Man' to much critical acclaim earlier this year (Release Date: February 25) and they've already been on the road for 2 separate tours in support of the album. There have been so many high points for the band in 2014 that lead singer Geoff Smith had a hard time coming up with just one.
"There have definitely been a few highlights," said Smith. "Playing Folk Alliance International in Kansas City was amazing. It was incredible to play outside Canada for the first time and get to be a part of a conference with so much talent represented. And playing NXNE in Toronto is another highlight. Playing the Great Heart Festival in Bellwoods Park unplugged during NXNE would have to be one of the most fun shows we have gotten to play this year."
Gunner & Smith began as a solo project in 2010 by folk artist Geoff Smith and he released his first EP, 'Letter of Marque', in 2011. Featuring the lithe, lonely swaying sounds of Saskatchewan folk, country and rock, Smith quickly followed up his sparse debut release with his second EP entitled 'Compromise is a Loaded Gun' in August 2012. Gunner & Smith eventually emerged from Smith’s one-man vision and evolved into the multi-member indie country rock ensemble that it is today, traversing the rocky line between post-prairies balladeering and grit-covered rockers.
When it came time to record their first full length album 'He Once Was a Good Man', Gunner & Smith headed to The Avenue Recording Studio with The Deep Dark Woods’ Ryan Boldt. In addition to producing, Boldt also makes several appearances playing on the album. Upon releasing the album in February of this year, Gunner & Smith played a showcase at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, MO and then embarked on a successful Western Canadian Tour in February and March. The band also released the dark and gritty video for their song 'Towns' to coincide with the tour dates. Gunner & Smith did a string of Eastern Canadian dates in May 2014 and played a showcase at NXNE in Toronto in June. The band plans to begin work on a new album in 2015.
Look for Gunner & Smith on tour across Canada this October and November and don't miss out on your chance to see them perform live! For full details, along with the most up-to-date tour schedule, please visit: gunnerandsmith.com.
GUNNER & SMITH FALL 2014 TOUR DATES October 8 - Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis October 16 - Lloydminster, AB @ The Root October 17 - Banff, AB @ Elk & Oarsman October 18 - Banff, AB @ Elk & Oarsman October 20 - Golden, BC @ Rockwater October 21 - Revelstoke, BC @ Last Drop October 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Café Deux Soleils October 25 - Kelowna, BC @ Streaming Café October 26 - Revelstoke, BC @ Last Drop October 27 - Golden, BC @ Rockwater October 30 - Edmonton, AB @ The Artery November 1 - Calgary, AB @ The Palomino November 7 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's November 14 - Brandon, MB @ Double Decker November 16 - Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo November 19 - Sudbury, ON @ The Speakeasy November 22 - Kitchener, ON @ Café Pyrus November 25 - Barrie, ON @ Clarkson Pub November 27 - Ottawa, ON @ Raw Sugar November 28 - Montreal, QC @ Grumpy’s December 2 - Chicago, IL @ Elbo Room December 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ Lee’s Liquor Lounge
"Overall, a powerful debut from yet another band that’s bound to put Saskatoon on the musical map." - Stylus Magazine
“Gunner & Smith put forth honest roots rock with a compelling amount of grit, given a special sparkle” - Saskatoon Star Phoenix
MEDIA TOOLS WATCH/POST video for 'Towns' here STREAM Gunner & Smith - 'He Once Was A Good Man' here CLICK here for high-res album art CLICK here and here for high-res press photos (Photo Credit: Matthew Smith)
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