MARDI 25 OCTOBRE 2011
Serena Jean’s Honky Tonk Revue with Joe Grass, Lil Andy, Mike O’Brien, and more…

Folk Rock / Country / Blues

Falling somewhere in the space between country and folk, Serena Jean draws her inspiration from the glory days of Laurel Canyon in the early 70s. Tonight, after a set of her own material from her upcoming release Primrose Path, she will host a good ole fashioned honky tonk revue featuring some of her favourite Montreal musicians. Filling out the bill and carrying the good times late into the night will be the likes of Joe Grass, Lil Andy, and Mike O'Brien, just to name drop a few.

"Canadian transplant and former jam band muse Serena Jean is a mighty fine country-rockin' gal. (She) doesn't waste time brawling under the roots tent about labels; the singer-songwriter's too busy vying for the crown of supreme artist on the come up... She and her cracking band will entice you to honky-tonk. This is the genuine hotness—with boots!" -The Village Voice

Certains l'appellent le maître des cordes, faisant ainsi référence à son énorme talent avec les instruments à cordes. Joe Grass accompagne en tournée de nombreux musiciens comme Patrick Watson, Marie-Jo Thério ou Marie-Pierre Arthur. En solo, son jeu de guitare est tout aussi virtuose et fait dans le country-folk introspectif. (philippe Couture)

Country / Roots Music / Gospel

"This is roots-based Americana that actually deserves to be made." -The Village Voice

****1/2 "This is a monumental release. Li'l Andy has walked the decaying streets of Montreal for near a decade now, guitar in hand, cowboy hat on head, and mirrored shades firmly in place, but even the great things we've heard from him don't compare to his third record. All Who Thirst soaks in the hallowed atmosphere it was recorded in, that city's famed Église Saint-Jean Baptiste, and is a testament to Andy's personal and spiritual quests and questionings. The tunes move to the band's slow-paced, late-night country vibe, a little bit of folk, rock and gospel explored for good measure." -Hour.ca

Folk / Roots Music / Acoustic

Mike O'Brien est un auteur compositeur interprète de Montréal qui présente un produit qui ressemble à un mélange de Nick Drake, Johnny Cash et Tom Waits.  Il a sorti son premier album indépendant en 2007 (Cockfight), et travaille sur un nouvel album pour l’automne.  On peut l’entendre regulièment sur scène à Montréal avec des spectacles solo dans divers établissements tels le Divan Orange, Casa Del Popolo, Sala Rossa et Il Motore. Son jeu de guitare lui a permis de travailler aussi comme guitariste pour plusieurs artistes comme Angela Desveaux, Socalled,David Macleod (Timber) et Vic Chesnutt. À voir absolument !

Mike O’Brien is a singer songwriter from Montreal, once described as a mixture of Nick Drake and Johnny Cash with a sprinkling of Tom Waits. He released his first record (Cockfight, independent) in 2007, and is currently working on a follow-up record with an expected release for the fall. Along with playing solo shows around Montreal, his guitar skills have allowed him to work extensively as a sideman for such artists as Angela Desveaux, Socalled, David Macleod (Timber) and most recently Vic Chesnutt. Mike O’Brien est un auteur compositeur interprète de Montréal qui présente un produit qui ressemble à un mélange de Nick Drake, Johnny Cash et Tom Waits. On peut l’entendre regulièment sur scène à Montréal avec des spectacles solo dans divers établissements tels le Divan Orange, Casa Del Popolo, Sala Rossa et Il Motore. Son jeu de guitare lui a permis de travailler aussi comme guitariste pour plusieurs artistes comme Angela Desveaux, Socalled,David Macleod (Timber) et Vic Chesnutt.