Toronto’s inventively named Jonesin’ & The Hurt headline a night with locals Samantha Power & Brandon Davis at The Carleton on Thursday, November 23rd. Show time is 9 PM and admission is only $5 at the door.
Jonesin’ and the Hurt wears their big bursting heart right out on the sleeve of a musty plaid shirt that likely hasn’t been washed in weeks. These charming punk-folk rockers consistently deliver toe-tapping indie grooves, gorgeous two-part harmonies and the kind of witty, crass lyrics that are sure to make your mom blush.
Rising out of the ashes of undergraduate loan payments to York University’s music program, Evan Cladny and Ralph Clarke pooled together their best songs and worst jokes to create acoustic duo Jonesin’ in early 2014. After some success sharing their sweet tunes with the seedy clientele of Toronto’s more questionable venues, Jonesin’ were joined by bassist Cam Fraser and drummer Stanley White and effectively evolved into Jonesin’ and the Hurt.
Armed with a suave new rhythm section and increasingly depressing day jobs, the band’s hunger for sharing their passionate and driving sound could only grow. They began to play to bigger crowds and bigger venues including the Rivoli, Lee’s Palace and the Horseshoe Tavern and now, incongruously, find themselves on the east coast. Amazing really…
Samantha Power is an dynamic singer/songwriter born and raised in Timberlea, Nova Scotia. Samantha currently lives in Halifax, where she writes and performs regularly and travels occasionally to Nashville to write and record. She is currently working on her first full length album.