Party Halifax-style with Eugene Ripper, Awolk (aka Jesse Thomas), Northwood and special guests and celebrate 30 years of The Fast Folk Underground at The Carleton for this cool show on Sunday, April 22nd! Show time is 8 PM and admission is only $10 at the door.
The Fast Folk Underground – For 30 years, from coast to coast and beyond, pioneering punk folk fellow Eugene Ripper has staged, with some mighty awesome help from list of musical friends and fellow travelers, an ongoing series of underground events in Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax and New York City featuring a cavalcade of all things fast, folk or underground.
The cast of characters have included the likes The Sadies, The Lowest of the Low, Mathew Good, Billy Cowsill, The Mahones, The Guthries, The Wooden Sky, Nardwuar, Fond of Tigers, The Waltons, Jack Dekeyzer, Herald Nix, Joey Keithley (DOA), Mr Wrong (No Means No), The Washington Squares, Dave Bidini, Don Ross, Bob Wiseman, Billy Ficca (Television) and Harrison Ford (yes, that Harrison Ford)
After cutting his rock and roll teeth as a guitar-slinger and writer for first wave surf punkabilly rockers Stark Naked and the Fleshtones, Eugene Ripper launched into a solo career featuring a mashup of punk, folk, roots and rock and roll. He arrives in Halifax promoting his 7th album Altercool and marking the FFU milestone.
Awolk the brand new moniker for Nova Scotia singer songwriter Jesse Thomas. Thomas, who has been splitting his time between Halifax and Toronto returns to the east coast to fly a unique musical flag featuring his soaring melodies and deft guitar work. Promoting his latest track Wounds.
Northwood – A debut performance literally years in the making (or waiting!) as this soon to be minted acoustic trio have wrestled with time and space to align their schedules. It’s finally come together for the FFU 30th at the Carleton and with great delight Brad Conrad, Eugene Ripper and Kate Macintosh will launch the event with a set of “Songs We Dig ”