Make sure you’ve got a fire extinguisher handy cause on May 28, 2011, Mayor Matt Allen and the Little Buddies will be setting your soul on fire with the release of their second full-length album, SISTERS AND BROTHERS. Say it with me now people, Halle-freakin-lujah!!! SISTERS AND BROTHERS careens through a sonic landscape taking you on a wild and relentless mind trip. It’s the alchemical musical equivalent of throwing Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Pink Floyd in a full metal jacket martini mixer that’s been shaken and stirred by Hunter S. Thompson then strained through the thunderhead growl of Mayor Matt Allen. SISTERS AND BROTHERS was recorded with esteemed producer and engineer extraordinaire Len Milne of Bedside Recording Studios and released on the Dollartone Records label, retaining that off the cuff immediacy with a well honed diamond tip hatchet. The album features the renowned Klezmer punk sensation Geoff Berner and Winnipeg roots music guru Jaxon Haldane filling out the tracks with their own force of nature. On May 28, 2011 Mayor Matt Allen and the Little Buddies will be unleashing SISTERS AND BROTHERS to the four directions. With some special guests and the award winning country and western outlaw poet Ridley Bent, and the smoking fingers of guitar genius Chris Dunn opening the night. These boys are gonna be laying down the law and fueling the fire to come. It’s gonna be one hell hath no fury of a night!!! BAND BIO Mayor Matt Allen and the Little Buddies formed six years ago following the Mayor's move from Edmonton to the prairie island of Winnipeg. The Mayor brought his big ol soul and hooked up with the heart of the Little Buddies. Don Zueff and Tom ‘Twisty’ Fodey (both of D.Rangers infamy), Kelly Castle (Absent Sound), Ashley Roch (Boats, The Western States) and Grant Siemens (Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans). Yes folks this is a whole universe of musicianship who are a staple of the Winnipeg roots community, playing around town and bringing their on stage whiskey soaked kitchen party to festivals across Canada. Their first album ‘The Life and Times of Christian Banks’ brought on rave reviews: 4 out of 5 stars from the Edmonton Sun, and from Hanx.net (a premiere Dutch Americana website), an A from Winnipeg’s own Uptown Magazine. The roots, folk, and bourbon drenched ballads of Christian Banks reached #4 on the national college radio roots and blues charts. “The result is a lush, beautifully recorded album that tells a theatrical tale through minimalist singer-songwriting with a layered richly orchestrated musical background. In the end, it’s Allen’s throaty voice and lyrics that are highlighted in the whiskey soaked sound”- S.Anderson -Beatroute Mayor Matt Allen has been playing around the country for over fifteen years. He released a debut CD Lonesome Rail in 2004 and in 2009 did a 10-inch vinyl release split Mayor Matt Allen and the D-Rangers. The Mayor has shared the stage with a who’s who of Western Canadian legends including Feist, Corb Lund, Romi Mayes, Carolyn Mark, The Deep Dark Woods, Geoff Berner, the Swifty's, Shuyler Jansen and more, literally the elite of the roots, blues, and booze scene. Sat. May 28, 2011, 10 pm Mayor Matt Allen and the Little Buddies release SISTERS AND BROTHERS
Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club
Main St. & St. Mary Ave.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM