The Jimmy Tri-tone Band and Ewan Macintyre
JIMMY TRITONE BAND
This folk-rock duo is composed of James Walters and Randelle Ashley. Although they did not meet until later on in life, James and Randelle both grew up in the small town of Almonte, Ontario. James started playing guitar at a young age, jamming at family bonfires, while Randelle took piano lessons as a child and took up bass in the high school band.
Years later, now all grown up, the two finally met and that was it. James, sporting a full beard (and I mean full) was nicknamed "Jimmy Tri-Tone" by Randelle for the three colours it seemed to flaunt. The name stuck and they shortly after formed The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band. They now reside together in a small countryside house near White Lake, Ontario and spend most of their time making music, gardening, cutting wood and making maple syrup. James and Randelle just completed their second tour, to the East Coast this time and can't wait to get back on the road. In the meantime, you can find them around the Ottawa Valley playing shows and jamming at house parties!
James' raspy voice tells tales of lovers, cowboys, and everything in between. Their brand new, full-length album, This Long, Lonesome Highway is now available
Together with his band from Canada and Scotland, Ewan Macintyre weaves his own blend of folk pop traditions. Hailed as “a welcome moment in the future of Scottish music”, live shows feature beautiful string arrangements, ripping solos, soaring harmonies and heartfelt lyrical content.
The band will tour across Canada, the UK and northern Europe promoting Ewans latest single “Champagne in Heaven”. Written and performed for the funeral of Ewans grandfather in October 2016, the song is a rounded pensive perspective on life. Themes of time, love, loss and adventure prevail and are dealt with through a mixture of sincerity and humour. Recorded by upcoming Montreal based producer/ engineer Patrick Steele and featuring an all star cast of musicians from across the western globe.
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Ewan Macintyre has a long musical pedigree – as lead singer with the award-winning Edinburgh collective Southern Tenant Folk Union he performed the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland at top venues & major festivals including Celtic Connections and in 2011 the band won Americana Artist of the Year. He recorded 2 critically acclaimed albums with the band, receiving stellar reviews from Mojo, Q, The Guardian, Irish Times, Uncut, Irish Mail on Sunday, Hot Press as well as live TV performances on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’ & ‘The View’. Ewan has supported a diverse mix of acts ranging from 'Hot House Flowers' to 'Coolio'.