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December 31st Fredericton, NB
Officers Square Fredericton Fredericton’s Canada 150 Kickoff New Year’s Eve Celebration - Joel Plaskett Emergency
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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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March 15th Truro, Nova Scotia
Marigold Cultural Centre Bill & Joel Plaskett "Solidarity Tour"
With special guest Mayhemingways
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March 17th Montreal, QC
L'Astral Bill & Joel Plaskett "Solidarity Tour"
With Special Guest Mayhemingways
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Solidarity: Bill & Joel Plaskett announce new album and cross country tour

With Special Guest: Mayhemingways

When Bill Plaskett and his son Joel Plaskett get together to write songs, the result, as Bill describes it, is “a touch of the traditional mixed in with the new, and a lot of the unexpected, arrived at through experimentation.” The result is Solidarity, an album that welds Bill’s traditional folk leanings with Joel’s long and acclaimed history in the Canadian rock landscape.

Set for release on February 17 via Pheromone Recordings, the title track, “Solidarity” is a great summation of their collaboration,

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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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