The 24th Street Wailers perform this Saturday night at the Harrison Memorial Hall.

Wailers on stage at Memorial Hall

Young blues quartet heading to Harrison this Saturday night

The 24th Street Wailers will return to Harrison Hot Springs this Saturday, Apr. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Harrison Memorial Hall.  This young Blues quartet rocked the Beach Stage at last year’s Harrison Festival of the Arts.

One of the most original and exciting bands on the scene today, The 24th Street Wailers quickly developed their tight grooves, charismatic live show, and original repertoire in the three years they have been together.  With their 2010 debut album Dirty Little Young’uns reaching #3 (CAN) and #8 (US) on the Roots Music Report and a smashing sophomore CD in 2012 titled Unshakeable, the band is gaining widespread national and international radio play.

Lead by Halifax born lead singer and drummer Lindsay Beaver who draws her inspiration from the great Levon Helm, the quartet features Mike Archer on bass, Jon Wong on saxophone and electric guitarist Emily Burgess who writes half their songs.  It is apparent when either listening to their recordings or attending one of their raucous live shows that The 24th Street Wailers are a band in every sense of the word.  Together they eat, sleep and breathe their love of the Blues.

The 24th Street Wailers have quickly made a name for themselves in the Canadian music scene and beyond. In August 2011, they were the only non-Quebec band to win both the Releve en Blues and the Bourse Air Transat/Blues Sur Seine competitions at Festiblues International De Montreal, which sent them to France to perform at The Blues Sur Seine Festival.  In early 2012 they were nominated for “New Artist of the Year” at The Maple Blues Awards, and “Blues Group/Duo of the Year” at the Sirius XM Indie Awards.

Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by phone at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison.

 

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