The Halifax Urban Folk Festival welcomes 54-40‘s Neil Osborne and his Halifax All Star band to The Carleton stage on Saturday, September 5th. Our opening songwriters circle on the night will feature Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub), Chuck Prophet and another artist to be named soon! Show time is 9 PM and tickets are $45 + booking fee.
54-40‘s main man, songwriter Neil Osborne – who is responsible for a crazy number of hits including, Baby Ran, Ocean Pearl, I Go Blind, She La, Lies To Me and plenty more – headlines this special Saturday night show. We’ll have a cracker-jack All Star band lined up for him and can’t wait to hear the resultant rock in the intimate confines of The Carleton!
Few bands have had as much influence on what was happening in Halifax in the early explosion of talent that birthed Sloan, Joel Plaskett, Matt Mays, et al than Scotland’s Teenage Fanclub. As one of its principal songwriters, Norman Blake has a lot of fans here and we’re pleased he’s finally making his first visit to our city. Norman’s headlining show will be on Sunday, September 6th.
For those who know, Chuck Prophet is one of the best rock songwriters alive as evidenced by his work with Californian band Green On Red in the 80s, through 13 solo records and recent collaborations with HUFF veteran Alejandro Escovedo. His Temple Beautiful album, about his San Francisco home is a bona fide masterpiece. This latest, Night Surfer (Chuck’s an avid surfer) is now out on Yep Roc and rocks with the best of his work. His acoustic work is excellent too as you’ll discover if you’re at this show. Chuck’s headlining show is on Friday, September 4th.
We’ll be adding a third artist to this songwriters circle soon, stay tuned!