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Event Archive - CD Release Party: Circus In Flames, Minimalist Jug Band

Fri. July 28th 2017 The Anza Club (No Minors)
8:30 PM doors at 8 PM
$10 at the door only.
Presented by: Northern Electric Sound
On Friday, July 28, 2017, Northern Electric proudly presents The Circus In Flames CD Release Party for Outside America at the Anza Club (Mt. Pleasant Hall) 3 West 8th Ave. at Ontario St. in Vancouver. The Circus In Flames will perform their "original garage string band music of the Canadian south" with songs from their latest recording, Outside America as well as some of their old, original favourites. Special guest is The Minimalist Jug Band. This will be an early show:
Doors: 8 PM. Entertainment begins: 8:30 PM. Admission: $10. No minors (19+)

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Press Release
The Circus In Flames is pleased to announce the release of Outside America, the band's latest CD on the Northern Electric label. With this recording, Vancouver singer-songwriter Doug Andrew returns with his latest offerings and The Circus In Flames deliver their best album yet. Present again is the "dark folklore" in the group's "original, string band music of the Canadian south," a unique folk, country, blues sound driven by Andrew's songs but this time it also resonates with the influences of Gospel and R&B as well as the Anthology of American Folk Music. On Outside America the songs and The Circus are now older, wiser and grittier.

In a career that began with Shanghai Dog in the early Eighties, Doug Andrew has shared bills with everyone from The Ramones to Raffi to Ramblin' Jack Elliott. He is recognized as an accomplished singer-songwriter respected by critics, peers and music fans alike. He first formed The Circus In Flames when asked to play at a friend's St. Patrick's Day bash in the mid-Nineties and since then the band has toured, played several music festivals and released critically acclaimed recordings:

The Circus In Flames
- "Four-stars" (All Music Guide)
- "A strong argument for indie release of the year" (Dirty Linen)


A Little Bit of Gasoline
- "Brilliant. 9 out of 10" (Americana UK)

In 2007 the group joined such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, Blue Rodeo and former Byrd, Chris Hillman on The Gift: A Tribute To Ian Tyson. The Toronto Star chose their version of the classic Someday Soon as the album's Top Track.

On Outside America, Doug Andrew once again called on long time band members Brian Barr to co-produce and play mandolin and electric guitar and Ed Goodine to play drums. Making his banjitar debut is Brian Thalken who first met Doug in the Eighties when their bands appeared on the same punk rock show in Sacramento, CA. Upright bassist, Bernie Addington who played on the self-titled Circus In Flames debut album reunites with the band in the studio while his brother Phil Addington grabbed his electric bass and became the latest musician to run away and join The Circus. There are also musical guest appearances.

In its own way, Outside America acknowledges the influence of American culture, especially its music. The result is something mysterious in a strange time.

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In a career that began in the Vancouver independent music scene in the early 1980’s, over the years Doug Andrew has performed all over the US and Canada, sharing the stage with everyone from the Ramones, to Raffi, to Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. He is recognized as an accomplished singer-songwriter and respected by critics, peers and music fans alik... more info
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