New Country Rehab are in the Maritimes this week for a couple of shows, including Thursday night in Halifax at The Company House. Opening the show is the super talented Alan Jeffries. The show starts at 8:00 and is only $10. For Tickets and more information, check out the Facebook event page.
New Country Rehab
New Country Rehab is a Toronto-based band that grabbed the folk world’s attention with their impressive self-titled debut two years back. They returned this past year with Ghost of Your Charms.
New Country Rehab have been called “the next big thing in Canadian music” (Tom Power- CBC) and “Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons” (UNCUT). No Depression has called their latest album “easily my pick for best album of 2013.”
Here’s what others have said about them:
“New Country Rehab chart new and often bold roads in an out of dark stories and rural places.” – Globe & Mail
“After establishing themselves as one of the most exciting folk-rock acts in Canada with their self-titled 2011 debut, this latest effort finds the Toronto, ON quartet swinging for the fences. New Country Rehab continue to carve out their niche as a band that deserve to be included in any folk revival conversation.” – Exclaim!
“Well folks, this Canadian Quartet is showing us how alternative country music should be done. This is hands down one of the best bands I’ve heard in a very long time. This album is easily my pick for the best album of 2013.” – Mathew DeRiso, No Depression
Along with the show at The Company House, New Country Rehab play August 23rd in Grand Manan, New Brunswick.
Alan Jeffries is one of those musicians that other musicians speak of fondly. His debut album, Coffee ’til Midnight, is an upbeat mix of traditional, modern, and original bluegrass music, recorded live over three days in rural Nova Scotia.
Jeffries spent the summers of his youth playing bluegrass music at festivals around the Maritimes with his family band. In 2005, Alan was named the Atlantic Canada Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association’s ‘Bluegrass Guitar Player of the Year.’
Aside from his burgeoning solo career, Jeffries is the guitar player for Juno Award winner David Myles.