Folk Rock / Americana
« Cousins-fronted quintessentially Canadian act The Warped 45s impressed with a warm, cohesive showcase highlighting their musicianship, working-class experiences and catchy choruses. …[The show was] some of the best roots rock Toronto has to offer. » – Now Magazine
Toronto roots rock band The Warped 45s were the winners of the NXNE $10,000 fan choice award, 2009. Their debut full length CD « 10 Day Poem for Saskatchewan » came out that September to critical acclaim, climbed the college radio charts, and continues to enjoy rotation on CBC ONE, TWO and THREE and multiple commercial stations across the country. The record made Exclaim’s top ten Wood, Wire and Whiskey list and was nominated for Polaris consideration by Brian Acker (Hero Hill) and Bruce Leperre (CKDM). The band spent this past year touring extensively across Canada three times, playing with favourite bands Elliott Brood, Drive By Truckers, Justin Rutledge, United Steal Workers of Montreal, The Beauties, Deer Tick, T. Nile and more. Summer festivals included Hillside Music Festival, and the band was just showcase winners at the 2010 OCFF conference in Ottawa. The Warped 45s are presently in the studio with producer John Critchley (Dan Mangan/Elliott Brood) – finishing their anticipated sophomore album to be released May 31, 2011 on Pheromone Recordings/Fontana North. Summer festivals 2011 so far include Ness Creek, Dauphin Countryfest and The Fred Eaglesmith Picnic.