Dead Flowers + The Valiants

  • October 15, 2016
    10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Toronto’s deadly, super side-man group, Dead FlowersShawn Creamer (The Beauties), Jud Ruhl (The Beauties), Darcy Yates (Flash Lightnin’, Bahamas), Michael Boguski (Blue Rodeo), Adam Warner (Sinners Choir), Nichol Robertson (Whitney Rose, Mercenaries) – with our own Valiants – drop in for a killer night of  country-era Rolling Stones (and assorted songs everyone wants to hear) at The Carleton on Saturday, October 15th. Show time is around 10 PM and it’s a measly $15 at the door to get inside to be blown away…


Many believe the Stones country period began during the drug-fuelled recording sessions for Exile On Main Street, at Keith Richards’ rented villa/studio in Nellcote, France in 1971. While calling the waterfront Villa at Nellcote a “studio” may be a bit of misnomer – it was more a luxury flophouse, home to a rag tag group of hangers on, various other musicians and, reportedly, local drug dealers – there’s no argument that during that summer Richards and Gram Parsons musical relationship grew substantially. While some maintain they were drawn together more by their prodigious drug use than their respect for artists like Hank Williams and Hank Snow, Parson’s deep knowledge of country music, his influence on Richards and, by osmosis, on the rest of the band, is often credited as a key driver in the development of the Stones unique country blues style.