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August 4th Lunenburg, NS
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival Joel Plaskett Solo - Main Stage
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August 5th Lunenburg, NS
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival Joel Plaskett Solo - Alma Houston Talks Lunenburg School of the Arts
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August 5th Lunenburg, NS
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival Joel Plaskett Solo - Songwriters Circle St. John's Anglican Church
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August 13th Smiths Falls, ON
Tweed Inc. Joel Plaskett Emergency-The Tweed Front Yard Shindig!
With Philly Moves and The Balconies
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August 20th Grand Manan Island, NB
Gallaway’s Restaurant Outdoor Field Joel Plaskett Solo - The 2016 Summers End Folk Festival
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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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Exclaim Reviews “Nowhere With You: The East Coast Anthems of Joel Plaskett, the Emergency and Thrush Hermit”

By Matthew Ritchie, Exclaim!

Forget what the real stats say: Nova Scotia’s biggest export is its people. For centuries, underemployed Maritimers have headed west in search of work. But not Joel Plaskett.

The unofficial mayor of Halifax (even though he lives across the harbour, in nearby Dartmouth), the scrawny Thrush Hermit star-turned-solo singer-songwriter has been a champion of regionalism when most of his friends, as he sang in “Work Out Fine,” were moving away to Montreal or Toronto. For nearly three decades, Plaskett has been a beacon of hope for musicians on the East coast,

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