For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2013
(Vancouver, BC) - A lot can happen in a year. After creating a huge buzz at Canadian Music Week in 2012, The Washboard Union spent the rest of the year spreading the good word about the band. The Vancouver-based group released their critically acclaimed debut album in June 2012 and went on to be featured at several Canadian festivals including: (Rifflandia, Live at Squamish, and the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival) where the band received multiple “best of the fest” nods. Now, with all that experience under their collective belts, The Washboard Union return to CMW to perform 4 separate, boot-stomping shows, starting on Wednesday, March 20th at The Dakota!
Known for their incredible live show, The Washboard Union is "a 3 car pile up of Steve Earle, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Avett Brothers". With 7 members and 4 singers their sound is undeniable. Add to that banjo, dojo, harp, guitar, fiddle, drums, and of course, the mighty washboard! The Washboard Union's self-titled debut album was produced by Canadian super producer Gggarth Richardson (RHCP, Rage Against the Machine) with "Halfcree" produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Lou Reed). The 12-track album even includes a cover of the 1947 Alton Delmore song "Midnight Train".
Producer Gggarth Richardson was proud to be at the helm of The Washboard Union's debut album. "Working with The Washboard Union was a musical dream," said Richardson. "Not only were they true gentleman, their music was a breath of fresh air, and we've become life long friends. Their music was a honour to be apart of and I would do it again and again. One of Canada's best kept secrets."
The Washboard Union are planning to head into the studio again with Gggarth Richardson with plans to release a new record in the Fall. For the most up-to-date show listings, please check thewashboardunion.com in the coming weeks, as more tour dates are announced.
THE WASHBOARD UNION CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2013 SHOWS
March 20 - Toronto, ON - The Dakota (2:00 AM)
March 22 - Toronto, ON - Supermarket (TAG Showcase*, Midnight)
March 23 - Toronto, ON - Goorin Bros. (5:00 PM)
March 23 - Toronto, ON - The Dakota (11:00 PM)
(*TWU are represented by The Agency Group's, Rob Zifarelli.)
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STREAM The Washboard Union - The Washboard Union HERE
WATCH the "Lost And Found" Video HERE
DOWNLOAD/STREAM/POST - The Washboard Union - "Lost and Found": HERE
DOWNLOAD/STREAM/POST - The Washboard Union - "Midnight Train": HERE
GET The Washboard Union High-Res Album Art HERE
FOR MORE INFO: www.thewashboardunion.com