Pretty Archie – Saturday

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Pretty Archie - General Admission Standing Showshow details + $34.50 (CAD)*  

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  • September 14, 2024
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cape Breton’s Pretty Archie are on quite a roll and we are exceptionally happy to be able to say the band will be doing two shows at The Carleton this time around: Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th (this one). Both shows start at 8 PM and tickets are $30 + HST.

Pinning down the sound of Cape-Breton-based quintet Pretty Archie has always been about as easy as catching a greased pig, but with the release of their new, self-titled album the band is confident that their unique mix of folk, Americana, bluegrass, Alt-Country, and East Coast music will appeal to a wider audience than ever before. Celebrating their tenth anniversary with what is arguably their finest work to date, the album was released on February 11, 2022 via Curve Music/Warner Music. The self-titled album is nominated for East Coast Music Award’s ‘Group Recording of the Year’ and ‘Country Recording of the Year’. ‘Familiar Feeling‘ the first single from the album, was nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards ‘Single of the Year’

Pretty Archie, their sixth album, is one of which they are justifiably proud, for it represents a quantum leap forward in the evolution of the group’s sound. ”I feel each of our other records was a step ahead of the previous one, but this one is six steps ahead,” declares bassist/vocalist/songwriter Colin Gillis. “We are proud of everything we’ve put out, but this is at a different level.

Helping the group realize the formidable creative achievement that is Pretty Archie was internationally-acclaimed record producer and engineer Mark Howard, whose star-studded resume includes work with the likes of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, U2, Tom Waits, The Tragically Hip, Peter Gabriel, and more. Howard’s fortuitous recent relocation to Cape Breton allowed Pretty Archie to take advantage of his skills, and the band couldn’t be happier with the results.

Pretty Archie have long been regional favourites, with a stack of Music Nova Scotia and East Coast Music Award nominations to their credit. They are now looking globally, and with Pretty Archie they have an album ready for international prime time play. Do yourself a big favour and check it out.