Seminal Canadian folk-punk artist Eugene Ripper returns to the east coast with a new 7” single and his first tour since 2019.
Eugene Ripper makes his home in Toronto, for now. Over the past many years the seminal Canadian folk-punk artist has lived in New York City, Vancouver and Halifax.
After cutting his rock and roll teeth as a founding guitarist in first wave Canadian surf punkabilly rockers, Stark Naked & The Fleshtones, Ripper launched into a solo career that continues to this day featuring a synthesis of punk,folk,roots and rock. From barbed fast’ n’ furious acoustic punk folk, rock n roll to lyrical dark ballads and beat driven spoken word, Ripper wraps it all up in post modern stance and punk rock ethos.
His upcoming east coast tour kicks off Ripper’s first major tour season since 2019.
“After these Canadian dates I’m set to go to Europe,” said Ripper. “That part of the tour has been rescheduled three times! It’s been a bizarre and challenging time to be a working musician. At this point, dates are holding steady and being able to get things rolling in the Maritimes is just a pure delight and total bonus. I lived in Nova Scotia for a few years and got a taste of the Maritime way. Music is part of the social DNA here. Best vibe in Canada.”
Ripper will play a free show at the Tipsy Muse Cafe on September 24 beginning at 7 p.m. His new single which features two songs, an original called Ride the Northern Train and a cover of Merle Travis’ Dark as a Dungeon, will be available for purchase.