Multiple JUNO and ECMA Award-winning artist JOEL PLASKETT returns to King’s Theatre to open the 9th Annual Tournament of King’s!
This celebrated Canadian musician has built a successful career on his own terms, whether as a rocker with his band The Emergency, or a singer-songwriter playing solo gigs. He’s built a career on touring Canada, singing unique, original tunes. And he’s a King’s Theatre audience favourite.
SOLIDARITY: The debut album from BILL AND JOEL PLASKETT
While Canadian music fans know Joel Plaskett. Multiple JUNO Award winning songwriter. Multiple times on the Polaris Music Prize Short List. Sold out clubs and concert halls from one side of the country to the other.
But in 2017 he’ll be sharing the spotlight with his earliest musical influence- his father, Bill.
The album is a powerful collection of original and traditional songs, reflecting the duo’s individual journeys and personal politics.
From the introspective opening track, Dragonfly, a song about a paranormal experience that Joel had, to On Down the River, Bill’s closing track about leaving his home in England, the album is grounded in folk music but informed by rock and roll history.
Solidarity is a surprising and unique album, full of strong guitar playing and thoughtful, accessible songs. An excellent addition to the Plaskett catalogue and hopefully the first of many for the Plasketts.
TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 25 (July 18 for King’s Theatre Members).