The East Pointers Release “Two Weeks” Music Video Plus Music Award Nominations and Tour Dates

JUNO-award winning, Prince Edward Island based The East Pointers release the video for their latest single, “Two Weeks”. The single appears on their sophomore LP What We Leave Behind, out now. The ECMA’s were announced this morning and the band is up for 3 awards including Folk Recording of the Year, Group Recording of the Year & Songwriter of the Year and will perform during the broadcast. The band were also big winners this weekend at the P.E.I. Music Awards taking home trophies for Touring Artist of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, Song of the Year (“Two Weeks”) & Roots Contemporary Album of the Year. After completing a massive International tour in UK, Australia and New Zealand they are heading across Canada starting next week and will continue into the spring with a U.S tour. See below for full routing.

The band had this to say about the making of the “Two Weeks” video: “Right before we recorded our album, we sat down with our good buddy (and producer) Gordie Sampson and had a good chat about some of the challenges so many people experience working away from home. It certainly can be tough – maintaining a relationship, raising a family or keeping your general well being strong while you’re away from your loved ones. We hope you enjoy the song and this lovely video shot by Jenna MacMillan and Tiny Town productions. “

The new album was produced by superstar East Coast-bred songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson and features a diverse selection of songs ranging from somber and hauntingly beautiful to joyous and celebratory. What We Leave Behind carves a new path for The East Pointers, as they continue to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fan-base around the globe. Purchase What We Leave Behind on iTunes HERE.

The East Pointers’ – fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – blistering live shows and palpable authenticity make their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy and grace. The folk power trio who mix dynamic transatlantic Celtic sounds with three part-harmonies have been collecting accolades since the release of their debut album Secret Victory including, a 2017 Juno Award for “Traditional Roots Album of the Year” as well as a 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for “Ensemble of the Year”.

The East Pointers

TOUR DATES:
Canada
02.07 – Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex
02.08 – Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar
02.09 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern
02.10 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Confed Centre – Homburg Theatre
02.13 – Sharbot Lake, ON @ Sharbot Lake Country Inn
02.14 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
02.15 – Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph
02.16 – Barrie, ON @ Mavricks Music Hall
02.17 – Morrisburg, ON @ St Lawrence Stage Series
02.18 – Ottawa, ON @ NAC – Azrieli Studio
02.27 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Bassment
02.28 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
03.02 – Calgary, AB @ Festival Hall
03.03 – Edmonton, AB @ Arden Theatre
03.04 – Canmore, AB @ Communitea Cafe

U.S.
03.07 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
03.08 – Petoskey, MI @ Crooked Tree Arts Centre
03.10 – Peninsula, OH @ G.A.R Hall
03.14 – Erie, PA @ Bruno’s Cafe
03.15 – Manchester, NH @ Dana Center at St. Anselm College
03.16 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
03.17 – Madison, CT @ North Madison Congregational Church
03.18 – Northampton, MA @ Parlor Room
04.18 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
04.19 – Harrisburg, PA @ Fort Hunter Barn
04.20 – Baltimore, MD @ Creative Alliance
04.21 – Charlottesville, VA @ C\’Ville Coffee
04.27 – Wilkesboro, NC @ MerleFest
05.05 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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