New Brunswick’s Adyn Townes and local Braden Lam bring their respective bands for a show at The Carleton on Thursday, May 28th. Live music gets underway at 9 PM and advanced tickets are $15 or you can pay $20 at the door.
Adyn Townes has a way with words.
His self-deprecating banter disarms any live audience and sets the stage for his beautiful and honest songwriting. Hailing from the east coast of Canada, where storytelling is rich, you can find Townes in the middle of every kitchen party.
His latest full-length album, After The Fall was released in July 2018 to great national support from CBC, commercial alt/rock stations from Calgary’s X92.9 to Q104 in Halifax, and the first single, Sad Songs, held the #1 spot on The East Coast Countdown for 3 weeks. It’s buzz carried it over the border, and the album’s second single, I Believe, has been in regular rotation on SiriusXM’s North Americana ‘Routes Radio’ channel. The track is also featured on official Spotify playlists, racking up 125,000 streams, and was nominated for “SOCAN Song of the Year” at the 2018 Music New Brunswick Awards where Townes was nominated for “Pop Artist of the Year.” In addition, the album earned a ‘Pop Recording of the Year’ nomination at the 2019 ECMAs in Charlottetown, PEI.
“[‘After The Fall’ is] a highly polished ten track collection that sees the artist exploring some of his most adventurous arrangements and most personal songwriting to date.” Matt Carter – Grid City Magazine.
Think Death Cab for Cutie meets David Gray. High energy, but intimate. Beautiful, and clever.
Blending authentic songwriting with modern indie flare, Braden Lam is forging the path to a new 21st century folk-pop. The Halifax, NS band is one of the most refreshing and engaging acts on the East coast.
Braden’s sophomore EP Driftwood People (September 2018) is an intimate look at the social disconnect of life on the road and the reconciliation of lost relationships. The album won a SOCAN Foundation songwriting award and was nominated for Music Nova Scotia ‘Folk Recording of the Year’ in 2019.
Braden (vocals, guitar) is joined by Nick Pothier (bass), Jonathan MacKenzie (keys), and Aaron Hillier (drums). The band met as university students and began crafting an exciting live experience which they have toured across Atlantic Canada for the past two years. They are currently in the studio preparing a new album for 2020.