The East Pointers (Canada)

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Fly By Night Musicians Club says
Ontario guitarist Jake Charron and 7th generation Prince Edward Island musicians Tim (fiddle) and Koady Chaisson (banjo) make traditional music seem ridiculously hip – and on this, their third trip to Australia in 18 months, they’ve well and truly arrived as an unlikely dance outfit.

Returning to Australia in December 2015, The East Pointers played to huge crowds at Woodford Folk Festival, becoming the highest selling act at the festival two years running, and sold out their club shows. They performed at the massive Amphitheater venue ahead of Courtney Barnett and brought in the New Year at the festival’s largest venue. They’ve since gone on to get crowds to their feet and dancing at Cygnet Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival, Festival of Small Halls Tasmania – and are back for Port Fairy, Cobargo, Yackandandah, and the National Folk Festival.

An adrenalized, roof-rattling, performance monster, the trio’s excellent debut album Secret Victory, penned mostly in Australia in early 2015, features the beautiful songs, free-wheeling, feisty instrumental jigs, stomps and reels and heart-breaking harmonies have made them torchbearers for a new wave in traditional music.
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By: Fly By Night Musicians Club