Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:00pm EDT —
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:00pm EDT
From the fertile musical ground of Peterborough, ON comes a project from singer/songwriter Dylan Ireland; The Express & Company.
Their debut full length album 'Ontario', which embraces sounds of traditional Canadian roots rock, has been in rotation on over 125 stations across North America, and featured on CBC's Vinyl Cafe, Fresh Air and tops the R3-30 charts and are #1 on Radio 3 rock charts with their single 'Carry Me Along". Their debut single and fan favorite track, "Out By The Trees", tells the story of generations brought together by music, a result of Dylan coming from a long history of musical family members.
As a touring band with Melissa Payne on Fiddle, Joe Hay on Drums, Liam Wilson on Bass and multi-instrumentalist Benj Rowland, they have played over 200 shows including the Mariposa Folk Festival and South by Southwest. Enchanting audiences with electric, energetic concerts and playing alongside bands such as The Sadies, Whitehorse, Jenn Grant and Greg Keelor have allowed a true, organic sound to develop. As well, performances as a duo have allowed Dylan and Melissa to present their songs in a more intimate and theatrical manner.
The Express & Company will continue to tour extensively over the next 12 months, including a Home Routes tour through the Yukon in 2013, appearances at NXNE and Fred Eaglesmith's Picnic. Their debut full length album was released March 26th 2013 and is available on iTunes, in select HMV stores across Canada, and on the 7th Fire Records website.