Ottawa-based singer songwriter Rory Taillon will bring his latest album Drifting to audiences in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in April.
Here’s something we can all agree on: 2020 was an unfortunate year for a touring musician to release a new album. But it happened. It happened a lot. Because really, how was anyone to know the entire performing arts sector would be stuck on pause for so long? Now as venues and festivals attempt to regain their footing, so too are the performers who make it all happen.
After several trips to the East Coast, Ottawa-based singer songwriter Rory Taillon has come to feel like one of our own. Having played Fredericton’s Living Roots Music Festival, the Tay Creek Folk Festival, Grimross Brewing Company’s popular uptown stage and more recently The Tipsy Muse Café, Taillon has, by now, cultivated his own admirably sized audience right here in our city. And that audience is now in for a special treat.
After the pandemic forced the cancellation of any touring in support of his latest album, Drifting, released in May of 2020, Taillon is getting back on the road to play his first East Coast dates since 2019.
“’I’m really excited to head back your way for some shows,” said Taillon. “It’s so strange since the record has been out for almost two years now. I have done some live shows around Ontario a little since its release, but nothing crazy. It’s been such a strange change from spending most of my time touring.”
The tour announcement follows the recent release of a new live video for the single, Welcome, taken off his latest album.
April 1 | Grimross Brewing Co. | Fredericton NB (Living Roots Festival Fundraiser show)
April 2 | Betty’s at Kitch’Inn | Mahone Bay NS
April 7 | Long Bay Brewery | Rothesay NB
April 8 | The Tipsy Muse | Fredericton NB
April 9 | The Oak Tree | Perth-Andover NB