Three local bands with something to prove – Stand Back, Second Line Parade and newbies Roadside Scarecrow – gang up for a show at The Carleton on Thursday, June 28th. Show time is 9 PM and it’ll only be $7 at the door to get in on the action.
Stylish guitar riffs, a grooving blues-rock rhythm section, and the versatility of three lead vocalists all combine to form Stand Back’s unique sonic identity – a fusion of rock, blues, pop, and folk music that can only be classified as Canadiana. The lineup consists of Jacob Ballard on guitar and keys, Ben Matthews on Bass, and Aidan Coady on drums, with all three supplying their own distinct vocals and songwriting.
A dynamic modern-day jam band, Stand Back has been cutting their teeth and gaining fans the old fashioned way – one kick-ass show at a time.
Second Line Parade is Stef Nicholson (Vocals and Guitar), Spencer Clerk (Drums), Hunter Stanway (Bass) and Jason Keddy (Keys). Together, they have created a powerful Gothabilly Rockablues sound…yes, Gothabilly Rockablues… because it can’t be explained any other way.
Heavily influenced by old school country, rockabilly, soul, blues and jazz artists of the Deep South, Second Line Parade follows in the footsteps of their southern predecessors. They conjure up a vintage sound that channels the ghosts and hobos you might find along the banks of the Mississippi.
ROADSIDE SCARECROW was formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in early September 2017 by founding members Adam Wood aka A.C. Fiend (Acoustic guitar/Lead vocals) and Andrew Touesnard, a well known local fiddle player. After some early line-up changes, the country/folk band recruited Bruce Manion as the electric upright bassist/backing vocalist, followed by Colin Boutilier as lead guitarist/backing vocalist. With the addition of these new members the band shifted to a more country/blues sound, while still maintaining much of their unique dark folk elements.
The overall vibe of ROADSIDE SCARECROW is a solid mix of both classic and new Johnny Cash along with CCR, Mike Ness/Social Distortion and even some early Misfits on the side. Currently, the band is auditioning drummers and moving the sound again in a louder and more Rock’n’Roll direction!