Thursday, June 13, 2024

Love for the Grad Club Indeed! Fundraising Concert an Overwhelming Success!

I would call that a success. Love for the Grad Club indeed!!


$4791.65 raised to help support the Grad Club in their efforts to remain a fixture on the Kingston music scene.

And speaking of the Kingston music scene... what an amazing showcase of local talent on stage at Blu Martini on Sunday! We are very fortunate in this city.

Many thanks to Luther Wright for doing such a great job as host and keeping things running on time(we were only 5 minutes behind by the end when DRR hit the stage. Crazy!), to Trevor and Anita on sound( and to Geoff for helping with changeovers and mixing Luella), to Peter Delaney and the Blu Martini staff, to Kingston Live for helping with promotions, to Peter Hendra at the Whig, Stu Mills at CBC Ottawa, and Lauren Tucker at CFRC for press coverage, and to all the musicians who donated their time and talent for the cause:


Jon McLurg Old Tyme Trio


Piner

 
Holy Wow


Emilie Steele


Stephen Stanley Band


Luther Wright and the Wrongs


Goldwing


The Mill-Rights


Tim Sheffield


Luella


Dead Root Revival



And of course many thanks to the audience for your donations! You showed up on time and stayed until the end. Such good vibes!
 
I feel we sent a strong message on Sunday that we value our live music venues in Kingston, we want our music scene to survive and thrive, and when a member of our music community is in need we will be there to offer our support.

The Arts are not expendable!!


Up next for DRR...a Rock Show in a Barn!

Our next show is Saturday, June 22nd at the absolutely wonderful venue known as Furnace Falls Farm, just outside of Lyndhurst, Ontario. We performed here last year and fell in love the place! Grab your tickets now because you won't want to miss this one. It's one of a couple of shows we're performing in the Kingston/Leeds & Grenville region this summer, and THE ONLY SHOW where you'll get the full two-hour rock and roll extravaganza that is a Dead Root Revival concert! 😎🤟🏻



See you at the rock show,
Tom

Check out www.deadrootrevival.ca for more dates around Ontario this summer

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Love for the Grad Club - Fundraiser at Blu Martini - Sunday, June 9th + DRR Concert News

Attention music fans: the Grad Club needs you. Let's show the city of Kingston that we want live music to survive and thrive!

Come to Blu Martini on Sunday, June 9th from 3-8PM to support the Grad Club, and to take a stand for local culture and the small live music venue.

The story of the Grad Club's financial troubles are far from uncommon across the province, country, even across the world! Small music venues everywhere were forced to cease operations during COVID, burning through any reserves they had, and taking on support loans just to keep the lights on. Now loans are coming due and rents are being increased, the result being that the ecosystem of small venues in this country is under threat.


It's time to stand up for culture and recognize the importance of art and music as it relates to the collective well-being and mental health of our society.

Tickets are by donation($25 suggested) and are available on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/896504116947 

This is going to be an incredible afternoon/evening of music!



Luther Wright will be hosting this concert event which will feature performances by:

Holy Wow
Jon McLurg Old Tyme Trio 
Piner
Hugh Christopher Brown & Stephen Stanley
Goldwing
The Mill-Rights
Tim Sheffield
Dead Root Revival

**plus surprise guests!!**


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DRR CONCERT NEWS

In addition to the Grad Club fundraiser on June 9th, DRR has some fun concerts coming up over the next month. First up is the Summer Kickoff Music Festival at Centennial Park in Harrowsmith this Saturday, May 25th. This is a free admission event, and features music from 4-10 PM (our set is at 7 PM). 




Ottawa fans be sure to catch our show at The Rainbow Bistro on Thursday, May 30th with well-known local singer-songwriter Graven opening the show in full band style! Tickets available here: https://therainbow.ca/event/5434804/670192413/dead-root-revival-kingston-wsg-graven




On Saturday, June 22nd, Dead Root Revival returns to Furnace Falls Farm in Lyndhurst, ON. We are really looking forward to this concert, as we had an amazing show there last year, and the setting is magical for live music: a big old barn with a 100-foot ceiling. An important note for DRR superfans: while we are playing some shorter sets in the Kingston region, June 22nd will be one of the only chances this summer to take in the full-on two hour concert experience that you have become accustomed to seeing from the band. Not to be missed!



Toronto: we are returning on Friday, June 28th! Hold off on your holiday weekend excursions out of the city and take in a good ol' fashioned (early) rock show! We're at The Painted Lady on Ossington, Lauren Carson opens the show with a solo acoustic set at 7 PM. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dead-root-revival-with-lauren-carson-tickets-850383037557




See you at the rock show!

Tom