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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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Bob Mersereau Reviews Solidarity for Top 100 Canadian Singles

By Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian Singles

I recall sitting on a prize jury a few years back, and one of the company disparagingly referred to Joel Plaskett’s music as “dad rock”. That meant the kind of rock your dad would listen to, if you were in your 30’s I guess, and hipper than that, music from the 60’s-70’s era. I guess this would make him apoplectic, as Plaskett has made his latest with his actual dad.

Fans will be familiar with the senior Plaskett, Bill, as he’s recorded on previous works by his son such as Three, and done the occasional tour with him. A folk performer and songwriter himself, he’s probably been as big an influence as any on his son’s life, natch, but here we find out it’s more than just choice of profession. Bill’s a died-in-the-wool folksinger, where the words mean something, whether personal or for the people. Some of that is political for sure, and Plaskett the younger certainly has chosen to drive on the left side of that road. That’s reflected here in the traditional We Have Fed You All For 1000 Years, and Joel’s Blank Cheque, partially a reaction to the U.S. election campaign.[READ MORE]