To celebrate the release of their new album, Here Without You – The Songs Of Gene Clark, Skydiggers return to Halifax for three shows at The Carleton on Wednesday, June 15th, Thursday, June 16th and Friday, June 17th. This is the acoustic trio configuration with Andy Maize, Josh Finlayson and Jessy Bell.
Show time on Wednesday and Thursday is 8 PM and Friday‘s show will start at 7 PM. Tickets each night are $35 advanced or $40 at the door.
The ‘Diggers have been making an annual trip to The Carleton for the past five years and we’re always stoked they choose to play our special little venue. Get your tickets quickly, these shows always sell out!
“It seems like we’ve been fans of the Byrds forever, so to say that we’ve just discovered Gene Clark’s songwriting contributions to the band makes it seem like he’s been hiding in plain sight all of these years. In this discovery we have made a connection to our roots; not just to the roots of folk rock and the Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, or Gene Clark in the New Christy Minstrels style of folk singing but back to the Appalachians and across the ocean to the songs of the Brits and the Scots.”
On Skydiggers’ new album, Here Without You – The Songs of Gene Clark, one of Canada’s most treasured bands interprets the work of one of the world’s most treasured songwriters. The album, to be released May 13 via Latent Recordings, is an eight song collection which covers, and in some cases radically reinvents, such timeless Gene Clark compositions as The Byrds’ classics “Eight Miles High” and “Feel A Whole Lot Better” in the JUNO Award winning Skydiggers’ equally timeless folk pop style. Delivered in a stark, haunting manner, the intimate album was recorded by Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies), who serves as producer.