It’s been a busy year for us in Strumbellas’ land. An album release, 2 cross-Canada tours, and recording already starting for album number 2! Before we get back to work in 2013, we’re pausing to reflect back on what made 2012 The Year of The Strumbellas.
Jer: Hillside, Guelph
Izzy: Lydia’s in Saskatoon
Darryl: The Electric Owl - Van City
Dave: CD Release Show, Rivoli, Toronto
Simon: moose jaw
Jon: The Townehouse Tavern in Sudbury, Ont
Jer: Saskatoon, SK
Izzy: Saskatoon, SK
Darryl: Nelson, BC
Dave: Woodinville, WA
Simon: Toronto, ON
Jon: Harrison Hot Springs, B.C.
Favourite Van Album
Jer: My ‘Sly and the Curtis Wonder’ mix
Izzy: Lost Channels - Great Lake Swimmers
Darryl: The Place I Left Behind – Deep Dark Woods
Dave: Earthworm Heart – The Tom Fun Orchestra
Simon: Cold Fact – Rodriguez
Jon: Come Away with ESG – ESG
Jer: Sunyam Thai Restaurant, Harrison Hot Springs (Dragon Ribs, what’s up?)
Izzy: Casa del Popolo, Montreal
Darryl: Thai - Harrison hot springs
Dave: Pulled Pork w/ bacon-wrapped grilled corn on the cob - The Palomino, Calgary
Simon: Tacos in Edmonton (Tres Carnales)
Jon: Dinner with Beth’s parents in Sault Ste. Marie
Jer: Jenny - Penticton
Izzy: Jesse - Slice, Lethbridge
Darryl: Tim - Harrison hot springs
Dave: Craig Laskey - The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
Simon: Danni Bauer and Camp Clothing
Jon: Cosmo at The Cameron House
Jer: 3A along Kootenay Lake
Izzy: Lake Superior between T Bay and Sault Ste Marie
Darryl: Anywhere in the prairies
Dave: Approaching Canmore, AB from the east
Simon: from Downtown Calgary to the Calgary airport
Jon: Pentiction BC to Calgary
Jer: Crowsnest Pass, BC
Izzy: Ice Fog in Manitoba
Darryl: Harrison Hot Springs to Penticton, BC
Dave: The second day driving with no heat – Brandon to Winnipeg, MB
Simon: From Toronto to Vancouver
Jon: Anywhere in the Prairies during winter with no heat in the van
Jer: I never had to be taken back to my room on a luggage cart.
Izzy: That we literally only met nice people on our tour out west.
Darryl: havin cousin davey tour with the band from fernie to Nelson
Dave: my mom likes our album (sort of)
Simon: Didn’t die in the mountains
Jon: Falling in love with the funky beats of ESG. Spoiler alert: Repeated listens yield diminishing returns of radical.
Video Numero Dos in our “Meet the Strumbellas” series.
Meet Dave! We’ve been working with Smiling Stranger Productions to put together a series of videos that introduce each band member. Stay tuned for the next 5 Mondays to see more Strumbellas!
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In the wake of Emily White-gate, everyone has an opinion about money and music. Let’s turn those into an actual set of ethical, practical guidelines that reasonable music fans can turn to, rub their 8” beards and say, “Why yes, I do really love this band and I would like them to be able to make…