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Event Archive - Cam Penner, Flophouse Jr, David Newberry

Thu. May 23rd 2013 Railway Club (No Minors)
$8, members and Students (with ID) $6 at the door only.
With Cam's last acclaimed album "Gypsy Summer" (debuted at #16 on Billboard Folk charts)he toured the album through both Eastern & Western Canada, UK, Scotland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France. Cam Penner finds new textures and bolder sounds on his fifth release ‘To Build a Fire’. The fractured rootsy persona still creeps in but this is not a depressing album. ‘To Build a Fire’ is full of hope. It's full of love. It's electrifying and provoking. It is a rallying call that reaches out, boldly and courageously into present-day existence. It's full of everything we should be looking for, not only musically, but in life.

In March of 2000, Flophouse Jr scored a blue-chip accolade when its debut album, Woodland, was named "Americana album of the month" by the influential U.K. glossy Mojo. That's the kind of press that alt-country artists pray to Hank Williams for, and it helped make a couple tours England that followed into a DIY success.
Review from UK on his latest Houseboat CD "What I want and need is more music as lovely as this in my life."
— Comes WIth A Smile UK

"Each song is a masterpiece of concise writing, not one wasted word or thought. A brilliant poet and compelling performer. The future is in good hands."
— Juno Award Winner David Francey
“His voice has the ring of truth and there’s poetic insight aplenty in these songs. Newberry has learned much already and is an artist to watch.” - Exclaim!


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