JCL Productions proudly presents
Lowest of the Low, w/ Jr. Gone Wild
and guests Short of Able
Wednesday, Sept 27
The Needle Vinyl Tavern
10524 Jasper Avenue
Doors at 7 pm, No Minors show
Advance tickets available for sale now at YEG Live online and Blackbyrd Myoozik
Direct Link: http://yeglive.ca/events/lowest-of-the-low/sep-27-2017/the-needle
LOWEST OF THE LOW
Legendary indie band Lowest of the Low, whose 1991 debut “Shakespeare, My Butt” has been honoured in the Top 10 Canadian Albums of All Time is once again on the road and bringing down the house!
NOW’s reader poll of 2000 AND then again in 2015 voted band guitarist and lead vocalist Ron Hawkins Songwriter of the Year. In 2008 The Lowest of the Low was inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Hall of Fame and awarded gold records for Shakespeare My Butt.
With the 20th anniversary of Shakespeare, Hawkins and his band mates in Lowest of the Low took to the road once again and completed a sold out spring 2011 tour culminating in a career highlight performance at Massey Hall.
The exciting news is the band, now with a slightly revamped 5-piece line-up, is enjoying creating and playing together more than ever. December 2015 tour dates in support of a *double-sided single (which the band is giving away at their website http://www.lowestofthelow) marked the beginning of a new chapter for Lowest of the Low. More recording and touring is planned throughout 2016.
*The Kids Are All Wrong/In the Blink of An Eye
Ron Hawkins – Lead vocals, guitars.
Dave Alexander – Drums
Lawrence Nichols – Vocals, Harmonica and keyboards. Dylan Parker – Bass and Vocals
Brian MacMillan – Guitar and Vocals
Jr. Gone Wild
Cowpunk, Alt Country, New Roots… Call it what you will, Jr. Gone Wild are widely acknowledged as the band that collapsed boundaries and paved a road for edgy country rock that has been the trail to fame for the likes of Corb Lund, Neko Case, Blue Rodeo and swacks of other notable crossover artists.
In 1984 country music was dominated by MOR Nashville pap and there wasn’t an established genre or market for what Jr. Gone Wild, kd lang and Jerry Jerry were doing. It combined wheat fields and tractors with a city savvy yet to be recognized in the major music centres.
When prairie punks and college students began gravitating toward this new breed of progressive roots music so, slowly, did the industry. Within a couple of years Jr. Gone Wild signed their first record contract with US indie label BYO (SNFU, Youth Brigade etc) and began the rigors of national and international touring. An independent release, Folk You!, was followed a new deal with Stony Plain / Warner. The band had hit legend status on campuses and beer halls across the nation and Released another 3 critically acclaimed albums before disbanding in 1993.
18 years passed, and the band got back together after much pressure from a local promoter and fans, who have unprecedented access to the band via social networking….there wasn’t much internet last time Jr Gone Wild was playing around the country, and they are finding it an interesting and dynamic tool. The current lineup includes Mike McDonald on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Dove on bass, Steve Loree on lead guitar, and Larry Shelast on drums. Thier 3 hour reunion show blew everyone’s minds…they might look a little older, but they are playing like it’s nobody’s business…