The Once, Fortunate Ones, and Old Man Luedecke bring their Anchor’s Up Tour to New Brunswick in October.
I love this. With such a strong folk scene surrounding us here on the East Coast, it was only a matter of time before we’d see some of the region’s best come together for a series of shows. Or as in this case, a cross-Canada tour.
The Anchor’s Up Tour brings together The Once and Fortunate Ones (Newfoundland & Labrador) with Chester Nova Scotia’s Old Man Luedecke for a 22 date tour that kicks off this month with three New Brunswick shows in the first week.
There are several reasons why a tour like this is important. But among the most important is the fact that for decades Canada’s East Coast folk scene has been defined internationally by foot stomping fiddles and heavy handed piano chording. While many of us know the scene is so much more that the stereotypical imagery that has long been associated with it, The Anchor’s Up Tour stands to challenge this dated view and show the rest of the country how broad our roots music community truly is.
Catch The Anchor’s Up Tour in New Brunswick next week. Dates below.