The East Pointers have a pair of NB shows coming up

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Charlottetown PEI’s JUNO Award-winning roots music trio play Fredericton and Moncton in February.

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The East Pointers have kept busy over the past few years with an impressive list of international performances, playing stages from the UK to Australia. The band’s debut album, Secret Victory, won a JUNO Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year and helped position the group as the latest in a long line of East Coast musicians inspired to push the boundaries of traditional music in new and exciting ways.

There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going.

The reason? The East Pointers – fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy.

And it’s why listening to The East Pointers’ brilliant and hotly anticipated second album What We Leave Behind – produced by superstar East Coast-bred songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson – is akin to meeting up with an old friend.

The East Pointers | February 7 | The Capital Complex | Fredericton | 8 p.m. | View Event

The East Pointers | February 8 | Tide and Boar | Moncton | 8 p.m. | View Event

 

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