New Country Rehab



GrassRoots Regina and the Cultural Exchange are pleased to present New Country Rehab in concert.

This alternative-country quartet was formed in 2008 and features some of Toronto's most seasoned musicians.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:0 p.m.

Admission: $15 advance / $20 at the door

Tickets available at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes,

"The guys everyone wants in their band, in a band." - Tom Power - CBC Radio

Click here to see poster.

New Country Rehab has only been around since 2008, but they are creating a buzz worthy of a veteran band. The musicians that contribute to this unique ensemble are all known quantities. Fiddler, lyricist and vocalist John Showman is a multi-award-winning veteran of The Creaking Tree String Quartet and The Foggy Hogtown Boys. He's joined by guitarist James Robertson of Run With Kittens and Elvis Bossa Nova; percussionist Roman Tomé who has worked with Elvis Bossa Nova and Elizabeth Shepherd; and bassist Ben Whiteley, reliable sideman to the folk stars including The Good Lovelies, is the son of Toronto folk legend Ken Whiteley.

New Country Rehab's formidable foursome combines their extensive experience on the folk, roots, country and bluegrass scenes to create a sound that is completely unique. Poetic lyrics, oblique arrangements, rock and roll energy and a country twang are a terrific combination in this band, both on stage and on record.

Their debut, self-titled album was released in Canada in early 2011 and highlights the group's original compositions and broad musical palette. The album was recorded and mixed by Chris Stringer, who neatly captures the energy that's made New Country Rehab a live favourite. Their sophomore album, Ghost of Your Charms, is due for release on March 5 and will be promoted during their Regina performance.

"...New Country Rehab offer recovery from the saccharine pop that passes as country music these days." - Tabassum Siddiqui - Spinner Canada

Check out New Country Rehab's videos here.

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