Friday November 18th, local rocker Carleton Stone and his band return to Sydney on their Maritime tour accompanied by Toronto’s The Heartbroken, featuring Damhnait Doyle and Cape Breton’s own Stuart Cameron.
Toronto’s The Heartbroken started playing live with an acoustic residency at the Three Speed in Toronto and then on to the legendary Dakota Tavern, where they stood up, plugged in and played so hard, they almost fell over. Since making their CCMA debut last year, they have criss-crossed the country playing every single place they could find. To follow up their single “Seventeen” which received great support from Country Radio and CMT, they have just gone to radio with the infectious tune, “The Truth”. The Heartbroken were nominated for Best Group at this year’s CCMA Awards.
Tonight Tonight, the debut album from The Heartbroken might as well be a bandage for bleeding hearts and souls around the world. It is a visceral reaction to the blows of life and love, a moment to enjoy being on the ground, because you know you are going to be that much stronger when you get back up.
The Heartbroken recorded the album at The Tragically Hip’s famed and maybe haunted studio, which used to be an old coach house in Bath, Ontario. They walked in the door and didn’t leave until they finished nine days later and you can hear it all on the tape, every drop of love and life between them. The Heartbroken (Blake Manning, Peter Fusco, Damhnait Doyle and Stuart Cameron) had been friends for years and knew that the best times they ever had were sitting around the kitchen table, having a few drinks and playing songs, so they decided to write their own, go out, play and well, drink some more.
This will be the band’s second performance in Sydney after having played Blue Rodeo, Jimmy Rankin and Carleton Stone in August.
Carleton Stone is a charismatic performer and soulful songwriter who honed a reputation for his sweat-drenched live shows in Maritime indie clubs. Stone’s 2009 independent album garnered an East Coast Music Award nomination (Rock Recording of the Year) and two Music Nova Scotia nominations (New artist/group Recording and Pop/rock artist/group recording). Now he’s focused on his self-titled album produced by Hawksley Workman. Stone has had quite a busy last few months touring, including Western Canada dates with Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) as well appearances at the Canadian Country Music Awards and on CTV’s E-Talk. The single “Million Dollar Heart” is presently #2 on the East Coast Countdown.
Advance tickets are available at Governors (233 Esplanade) for $10 (Cash Only). $15 cover on the day of the show.