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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
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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!: Bill & Joel Plaskett ‘Solidarity’ (album stream)

By Sarah Murphy, Exclaim!

Click here to stream Solidarity.

Maritime mainstay Joel Plaskett has enlisted some familial help for his latest record, collaborating with his father Bill on a new LP called Solidarity. Before it arrives next week, Exclaim! is giving you a proper introduction to the Plaskett clan with an advanced stream of the upcoming record in its entirety.

The album hears the pair exchanging their musical influences and ideas, experimenting with a mix of both traditional and unexpected sounds.

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Toronto Star: Joel Plaskett joins forces with father on new ‘folkie’ album

Juno-winner Joel Plaskett teamed up with his 71-year-old dad to make Solidarity.

By Nick Patch, The Toronto Star

Joel Plaskett, left, and his dad, Bill Plaskett, teamed up for their Solidarity album and will be performing at Massey Hall in April. (J.P. MOCZULSKI / FOR THE TORONTO STAR)

When Bill Plaskett first moved his family from Halifax to Lunenburg in the 1990s, it took only a short while — social folkie that he was — before he stitched together a network in the local folk scene and started drinking in the coffee house circuit.

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Father-son team Joel and Bill Plaskett join forces through eras and music in the NP Sessions studio

By The National Post

JUNO Award-winning songwriter Joel Plaskett and his father Bill’s latest album Solidarity is the product of influence from many different eras, sources, and stages of life.

Bill wrote “No Sight Compares” in the early 1970s about a troubled relationship and signs from nature that everything would work out fine, while Joel’s “The New California” was written this past summer at a hotel in Yellowknife where “the Alpine trees and perpetual sunlight on the Great Slave Lake made me think of some magical part of California I dreamt up.” [READ MORE]

#NPSessions #NPMusic

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American Songwriter Premieres Bill and Joel Plaskett’s “Blank Cheque”

By Brinley Hineman, American Songwriter

While Joel Plaskett might be a familiar name to some, as he has won multiple JUNO Awards for his songwriting and ranked frequently on the Polaris Music Prize Short List, Bill Plaskett might be a new one. That’s because Solidarity, the pair’s forthcoming LP, is Bill’s first album, an achievement he gets to share with Joel, his son.

In advance of the release, the father and son duo have shared their politically-fueled track “Blank Cheque.” “We sing of love with sadness, because this modern world is madness,” croons Joel over the folk-rock tune,

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