Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Antiques Freakshow Comes To Town October 28th!

A spooky wind is blowin' here in Souwesto as September eases us into October... I went up the creaky attic stairs here at the homestead and this is what I found in a dusty ol' trunk....

The Antiques Freakshow
a one-time only…
… oldtyme goth revival …
Friday, October 28th
At The FM Lounge (Fish Market)
Beginning at 9:30pm, Pay What You Can

            Exhumed from the attics of musical antiquity, a collection of long departed porch pickers and ancient warblers resurrect from their dusty old trunk this Halloween weekend for an oldtyme goth revival known as The Antiques Freakshow.  An entourage of roots, country, and folk musicians that could be hell’s own house band takes to the stage at Windsor’s FM Lounge (The Fish Market) on Friday, October 28th beginning at 9:30pm. Banjo, Guitar, Accordion, Clarinet, and haunting harmonies rise through the night air telling classic country and roots music tales from beyond the grave; murder ballads, ill-fated outlaws, deathbed confessions, soul selling, phantom trains, dark dungeons, tragic bar-room brawls, and graveyard ghosts. 

Featuring: Allison Brown ~ Erin Gignac ~ Max Marshall ~ Chris Crossroads ~ Richard Dreiger ~ Tim Swaddling ~ Kate Romain and secret surprise special guests...

Artwork by Kate Romain

Highly appraised by expert collector Allison Brown, it would be grave indeed to miss this “PBS meets Day Of The Dead meets Oh Brother Where Art Thou” evening of music kicking off your Halloween weekend.  Wear your black lipstick, your long boots, top hats and black jackets and join us in the afterlife at the FM Lounge on October 28th…!

While I'm not out on my usual haunts, I'm the new arts/music correspondent Friday mornings on CBC Radio's "Early Shift", here in Windsor on 97.5fm and 1550 am... and I'm still blogging on, so be sure and stay tuned for all the great stuff happening here in the Windsor area.  I'm also still filling in on Mondays from 2:30 to 4pm on CJAM 99.1fm, as a guest host on "Deliverance", but hoping to have my own show "Border City Roots" on the CJAM airwaves soon....

Fire up your broomsticks and fly on down here for Halloween weekend and the ANTIQUES FREAKSHOW!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Southwestern Ontario September

Sleeping Giant ~ Thunder Bay
.. Howdy folks.. back home from our amazing "Wake The Sleeping Giant" Tour across the north shore of Lake Superior and on to Winnipeg.. finally washed the Manitoba road dust off the mighty Jeep Cherokee and been back at home in Windsor cookin' up some plans for the fall around Southern Ontario.  
... Huge thanks to all the new friends we made along the way, especially all the friends who opened their doors, couches and extra beds while we were on our journey... big thanks to all the volunteers and organizers of the Live From The Rock and Trout Forest Music Festivals... time of our lives!  And of course a huge thanks to the ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL for helping us fill the tank along our way.
... now that I'm back, stay tuned to for more blogs about music, arts and more here in on Canada's south coast, and to CJAM 99.1fm as I hope to be filling in for more shows on the Windsor-Detroit airwaves.  September gives me a little rest, with a House Concert show opening for Linda McRae on September 15th, and a special gospel music show at Taloola on September 16th.. I may be appearing on occasion with the one and only Lonesome Lefty and his Cryin' Shames so keep your ears open for some oldtyme country sounds here in the great Souwesto... 
Goodbye Manitoba Road Dust
On 'Vacation' after our last show in Sauble Beach
... also cookin' up a special Halloween show on Friday, October 28th at The FM Lounge with a collection of specters and ghouls known as the "Antiques Freakshow"... murder ballads, ghostly songs, beyond the grave roots music style.. stay tuned..
Back home....