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Music can take your blues away! Check out these 7 great options!

Music In Fredericton

Many of us are struggling with the cold and snowy weather – winter always seems to feel a bit too long right about this time of year. However I do not want you to despair! I have a solution to our winter blues! The live music experience offers a warming from the inside out and often provides a chance for participation with some toe tapping & maybe a little sing along. With that in mind I’d like to bring your attention to a few excellent shows happening in Fredericton over the next month or so. These should take us right through to the spring thaw!

Danny Michel at Wilser’s Room on Thursday, March 14 (7:30PM)
With nominations for three JUNOs, the Polaris Prize, The CBC "Heart Of Gold" and a pile of albums under his belt, Danny Michel is unquestionably one of Canada’s finest songwriters. His thoughtful lyrics & earnest performances have earned him a devoted fan base. An adventurous & fearless artist. A master at striking the right balance between unpredictability and meeting expectations, leaving you wanting more as soon as it’s over.

“Danny Michel is one of the finest and most charming songwriters to grace the stage. His honest and straightforward lyrics, earnest live performances, and engaging stage banter, have earned him a devoted global fan base. As his fans will attest, he is a spontaneous & fearless performer. If you’ve seen Danny live in concert, you’re probably already a fan. If you haven’t, you are missing out on one of this country’s musical treasures” (Toronto Star). Like a chameleon, he slips into any genre with ease, playing off the energy of the crowd. Seeing Danny perform on the intimate stage in Wilser’s Room (The Capital Complex) is sure to be a spectacular experience.

Tickets available online (click here) or in person at Tony’s Music Box

Steve Hill at Dolan’s Pub on Wednesday, March 20 (7:00PM)
A Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival event featuring JUNO & Maple Blues Award winner Steve Hill with Fredericton’s own bluesman Keith Hallett opening the show.

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. The truest definition of a one-man band; Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach.

An overnight sensation 20 years in the making, Steve Hill is an ambitious and raucous force to be reckoned with on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene. Hill’s reputation as an exciting performer has provided him the opportunity to showcase his talents at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Blues Festival, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival and more.

Tickets available online (click here) or in person at Tony’s Music Box

Wintersleep at Boyce Farmers’ Market - Thursday, March 28 (Doors 7PM/Show 8PM)
Presented by The Capital Complex in partnership with UNBSU Campus Events.
In support of their seventh album “In the Land Of”, the JUNO award winning indie rock band Wintersleep will be making a stop in Fredericton to share the new songs live and in person.

Like all Wintersleep records, In the Land Of encourages thought and introspection. The new record’s title is an incomplete thought, a blank that is filled in across the record with different places, words, and sounds. “A lot of the songs touch on this idea of being a stranger or feeling foreign in all the different landscapes in which the songs took place lyrically”, “It all relates back to the land”

Tickets online (click here) or in person through the Etixnow kiosks at Graystone Brewing  + Grimross Brewing Co

Monster Truck with The Standstills at Boyce Farmers’ Market on Saturday, March 30 (Doors 8/ Show 9)
The constant show regiment and recording process is sharpening the band's delivery and there's no doubt that anyone still interested in original and authentic rock music will be compelled to pay attention. Monster Truck will continue doing what they do best, steamrolling from town to town leaving legions of fans in their wake.

Described as The White Stripes body slammed by Queens Of The Stone Age, The Standstills have broadening their horizon and defining their craft with their new unreleased full length album “Badlands”. “it’s guitar driven, outlaw rock and roll”

Tickets online (click here) OR in person through the Etixnow kiosks located Graystone Brewing + Grimross Brewing Co.

Tokyo Police Club with special guest Sorrey at Boyce Farmers’ Market on Thursday, April 11 (Doors 7PM / Show 8PM) Presented by The Capital Complex in partnership with UNBSU Campus Events.
Alt-rock quartet Tokyo Police Club are going for a full reboot on their semi-self-titled fourth album TPC. The album brings a new perspective and revitalized sound as the indie darlings celebrate the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough debut Elephant Shell and return from a four year absence since their last studio album. The gap tested the band both collectively and individually but has also wrought a fresh vibrancy to their material.

Sorrey delivers an unapologetic reminder of how the heart pulses strongly during our fading romances. The Prince Edward Island-based band performs shoe-gazey dream pop featuring direct-to-the-heart lyricism that never loses conviction.

Tickets online (click here) or in person through the Etixnow kiosks Graystone Brewing + Grimross Brewing Co.

Cancer Bats with special guests Dead Quiet, Diner Drugs & Deep Fryer at the Charlotte St Arts Centre on ​Wednesday, April 24 (Doors 7PM /Show 7:30PM) WET/DRY event

With 13 years under their belt including 5 acclaimed studio albums, three Juno Award nominations and countless tours around the globe, Canadian hardcore metal punks, Cancer Bats have become a well-known force within the world of heavy music. 2018 saw the band embark on the newest chapter of their career, self-releasing their 6th studio album “The Spark That Moves” on their own label Bat Skull Records.

Tickets online (click here) or in person through the Etixnow kiosks Graystone Brewing + Grimross Brewing Co.

Tim Baker at Wilmot United Church on Monday, April 29th (Doors 7PM/Show 8PM)
Presented by Shivering Songs
At the end of 2017, twelve years after their inception, the multi-award winning band, Hey Rosetta! went on hiatus, after selling 10,000 tickets to five farewell shows. For the band's principal songwriter and lead vocalist Tim Baker, this was the start of a new chapter.

On his debut solo album Forever Overhead, Baker warmly welcomes you to it. The first words we hear him sing, on the first single "Dance," is akin to a toast: "here's to the other side." What follows are eleven songs that centre on kinship and show that Baker's sharp songwriting, the heart of Hey Rosetta!, is as affecting as ever.

*Every ticket sold for Tim Baker's Forever Overhead tour will include a digital download of his forthcoming album, Forever Overhead.

Tickets online (click here) or in person through the Etixnow kiosks at Graystone Brewing  and Grimross Brewing Co

Of course I can’t possibly cover all the shows here so I encourage you to check the weekly listings on the website at musicrunsthroughit.com to be sure you don’t miss anything.

As always, I encourage you to drop us a note in the comments and let us know what you are most looking forward to or even leave a short review of a show you’ve attended.

Stay warm friends and let the music run through you!