Manitoba folk and blues trio The Crooked Brothers have been hitting the road in support of their acclaimed new album, Thank You, I’m Sorry, out now on Transistor 66 Records. They perform in Kelowna on December 2 at the Minstrel Café.
“one of the finest slices of Canadiana you’ll hear this year” Pop Matters
“Blend Canada-strong folk music with a loose alt-country vibe, dappled with beat poetry and even some cool rockabilly” Winnipeg Free Press
“The Crooked Brothers offers prairie-dust laden blues with a touch of funk” Postmedia Pop Forecast
“Thank You I’m Sorry stands out with its blend of styles and terrific instrumentation” The Gauntlet
“‘Thank You I’m Sorry’ has The Crooked Brothers sitting comfortably among their contemporary indie folk peers” Ride The Tempo
The Crooked Brothers’ new album, Thank You I’m Sorry, is folk music full of left turns. No strangers to wide open spaces, the brothers captured their album in both Winnipeg’s Private Ear Studio, a downtown warehouse recording studio, and a handmade log home in the country. The resulting sound closely reflects their live dynamics. Practically a Crooked Family Variety Act their concerts see banjos, mandolins, guitars, and more taking turns being juggled from brother to brother. Matt Foster’s unforgettably strange voice, inhuman and gravelly deep. Baker’s deft handling of the harmonica. Jesse Matas’ stories and poems turned lyrics. Each having their own style and touch, the arrangements seem limitless, and there’s a refreshing sense that they will never write the same song twice.
Having performed to sold-out rooms at festivals such as Brighton’s Great Escape, and Switzerland’s Spring Bluegrass Festival Willisau, The Crooked Brother’s will take their banjos, beards, and harmonies on tour across Canada beginning in October. Their latest album, Thank You I’m Sorry, came out September 23.
CANADIAN TOUR DATES
November 27: Duncan Garage Showroom – Duncan, BC
November 28: Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Rec Centre – Victoria, BC
December 2: Minstrel Cafe – Kelowna, BC
December 5: Artery – Edmonton, AB
December 6: The Root – Lloydminster, AB
December 7: Bassment – Saskatoon, SK
December 12: West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB