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March 30th Nanaimo, BC
The Queens Bill & Joel Plaskett "Solidarity Tour"
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March 31st Victoria, BC
Alix Goolden Performance Hall Bill & Joel Plaskett "Solidarity Tour"
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April 1st Vancouver, British Columbia
Vogue Theatre Bill & Joel Plaskett "Solidarity Tour"
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April 5th Waterloo/Kitchener, Ontario
Starlight Club Bill & Joel Plaskett "Solidarity Tour"
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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,

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Exclaim! reviews Solidarity

By Kyle Mullin, Exclaim!

Solidarity, the new collaborative LP between Joel Plaskett (arguably the East Coast’s biggest-ever indie star) and his father Bill (who has a formidable legacy in his own right as the cofounder of Nova Scotia’s Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival), is a joyous family affair and a must own release for fans of both artists’ genres. By turns playful and melancholy, it merges Celtic folk with indie rock, and showcases the beautifully shared vision between a father and his son.

Both Plasketts’ passion and prowess are evident throughout, but one of the album’s most compelling aspects is how it shows the sharp contrasts in their approaches.

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Family ‘Solidarity:’ Joel Plaskett melds father’s music with his own on new album

After years of floating the idea, the Nova Scotia father-son duo has collaborated on an album for the first time.

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

Musicians Joel Plaskett, right, and his father Bill pose in Plaskett’s recording studio The New Scotland Yard in Halifax on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. [Photo: Darren Calabrese, The Canadian Press]

HALIFAX — More than 30 years ago in the picturesque fishing town of Lunenburg, N.S., a young Joel Plaskett would sift through his father’s record collection and watch him play guitar with a keen eye.

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