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November 5th Truro, NS
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2016 - Joel Plaskett Emergency
Age Restriction: 19+General Admission/Standing
Joel Plaskett Emergency's performance at 10PM - More info @
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November 16th Dawson, YT
Klondike Institute of Art Joel Plaskett Solo Live at the KIAC Ballroom
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November 19th Whitehorse, YK
Yukon Arts Centre (Sold Out Show) Joel Plaskett Solo
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January 23rd Edmonton, AB
Francis Winspear Centre for Music Joel Plaskett Solo with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
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January 24th Calgary, Alberta
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Joel Plaskett Solo with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
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MacLean’s: Joel Plaskett on the Tragically Hip – ‘Lucky in their presence’

The Halifax singer/songwriter on the Hip in the Canadian landscape — pure and cool and weird

By Michael Barclay, MacLean’s

Joel Plaskett is a Halifax singer/songwriter who is often hailed as one of the true heirs of The Tragically Hip’s legacy, in terms of writing stadium-size, raw rock’n’roll married with the Canadian folk tradition, with explicit lyrical nods to a specific sense of place. He spent the ’90s with his high school friends in Thrush Hermit; in the 2000s he formed the Joel Plaskett Emergency, who opened for the Tragically Hip in 2004;

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Joel chats with “Do You Know Jack?”

Click below to hear Joel talk about his music career and thoughts on heading to Yellowknife for Folk on the Rocks 2016 with Jack Antonio from “Do You Know Jack? Radio Show”

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Just Because

Here’s a poem turned song I wrote and recorded called “Just Because (for Gord Downie)”.
Crank it for the man with love.

“It takes all kinds”, said Martin Sheen
To Warren Oates on silver screen
I do believe that he was right
I took all kinds of things tonight

I do what I do just because
Under Her Thumb
Overpowered by Love

You’d walk the earth to find a hit
And then you’d walk away from it
Because all shadows on the stage
Are why the lighting techs get paid
The reasons why we love you still
Lie in the space you didn’t fill

You do what you do just because
Out of this world
Overpowered by Love

I read a book when I was young
Then opened up another one
The second book said to the first,

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Vue Weekly: Shotgun Jimmie teams up with Joel Plaskett for Field of Trampolines

By James Stewart, Vue Weekly

“Join the band, come on tour / Get in the van / What are you waiting for?” sings Jim “Shotgun Jimmie” Kilpatrick on “Join the Band,” the lead track from his new record, Field of Trampolines. A prolific songwriter, Kilpatrick isn’t one to shy away from the open road, often reminiscing on his shared experiences through his lyrics. So, is the music game just a flimsy excuse to get out and see the world?

“It’s a great excuse!” Kilpatrick laughs. “It’s an excellent way to see the world—you’re not just a tourist if you’re working,

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