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Thrush Hermit – Clayton Park

In 1999, Halifax rock band Thrush Hermit released their final album, Clayton Park. Well-regarded upon release for its ambitious alchemy of anthemic hooks and 70s-inspired riffage, the album has since gained a reputation as a classic of its era.

To celebrate Clayton Park’s twenty-year anniversary, the album will be issued on Record Store Day for the first time as a gatefold double-vinyl package via New Scotland Records.

Coinciding with this release, original members Rob Benvie, Cliff Gibb, Ian McGettigan, and Joel Plaskett will be briefly reforming for a limited run of shows in October 2019. For a band renowned for its raucous live performances,

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Joel voted Best Songwriter, Best Solo Artist, Best Producer in The Coast’s “Best of Halifax” Awards

By The Coast

Best Songwriter
This is Plaskett’s second songwriting award this year—he nabbed an ECMA in May. “The Songwriter award is a special honour and in my heart I share it with my friend, Matthew Grimson, who we lost this year,” says Plaskett. “Matthew was the most prolific songwriter I’ve ever known. His words, imagination and honesty have influenced me, and many others who had the privilege of knowing him, greatly.” [READ MORE]

Best Solo Artist
A familiar name in this category, Dartmouth mascot Joel Plaskett is once again your favourite solo artist.

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Ireland: Ballydehob May 30th, Inishbofin June 1st!

Very much looking forward to returning to Ireland for a couple shows in a my favorite places and a few days of sightseeing and inspiration. If you do happen to find yourself in County Cork or on Inishbofin Island pop in for a Tullamore Dew and/or a song …

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