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June 9th Beamsville, ON
The Terrace at Redstone Joel Plaskett Solo - Concert and BBQ Series
19+ Show - Tickets: $79.00 which includes a 3 course meal
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June 24th Swift Current, SK
Windscape Field Long Day's Night Fest - Joel Plaskett Emergency
With Bombargo
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June 26th Timmins, ON
Hollinger Park Joel Plaskett Emergency - "Stars & Thunder 2017" Timmins International Fireworks Competition & Music Festival
Supporting Tom Cochrane with Red Rider
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June 29th Iqaluit, NU
Nakasuk School Alianait Arts Festival Pre-Festival Concert
Joel Plaskett Emergency with special guest Bill Plaskett.
Tickets available online, Arctic Ventures, Alianait office, and at the door.
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Exclaim! Premiere: Bill & Joel Plaskett “The Next Blue Sky” [Video]

Watch the Mayhemingways join the father and son duo in a new live clip

By Sarah Murphy, Exclaim!

The father-son duo of Bill and Joel Plaskett teamed up to put out their Solidarity LP earlier this year, and now they’ve unveiled a live video for album cut “The Next Blue Sky.”

The East Coast singer-songwriters previously explained that the track is an ode to the ever west-looking mentality of Maritimers, who often leave home “chasing some work, a safe haven, or the next blue sky.”

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Winnipeg Free Press: Album a family experience for Plaskett

Musician says creating Solidarity with his dad was a different dynamic for him

By Erin Lebar, Winnipeg Free Press

One day last year, Joel Plaskett entered his Dartmouth studio, New Scotland Yard, in Nova Scotia and saw a dragonfly on the floor.

The singer-songwriter had never seen a dragonfly in Dartmouth, let alone in his “bunker of a studio,” but recently had been experiencing some paranormal activity in the recording space (and even brought in a medium to try figure it out), so he took it as a sign. After a bit of research,

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Jeff Burger reviews Solidarity in his Five Noteworthy New Releases for No Depression

By Jeff Burger, No Depression

Bill and Joel Plaskett, Solidarity. This adventurous, well-produced father-and-son collaboration is loaded with lilting folk and folk/rock. The lyrics, which incorporate clever wordplay and memorable lines, range from the introspective to the political. “The Next Blue Sky” will have you up and dancing or at least tapping your foot, while the melancholic “The New California” will paint pictures in your head. The album manages to be as cohesive as it is diverse. It’s also consistently impressive.

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Summerland Review: Joel Plaskett’s Kelowna connection

Halifax rocker/singer songwriter singing about Kelowna since a Flashback’s gig; Returns with father

By Kevin Parnell, Summerland Review

Celebrated Canadian musician Joel Plaskett has built a successful career on his own terms, whether as a rocker with his band The Emergency, or a singer-songwriter playing solo gigs. Never a commercial success or a staple of mainstream radio, he’s built a career on touring Canada, singing unique, original tunes. Plaskett comes to Kelowna this month touring behind Solidarity, an album he made with his father Bill. And Kelowna is a city Plaskett knows well.

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