When Bill Plaskett and his son Joel Plaskett get together to write songs, the result, as Bill describes it, is “a touch of the traditional mixed in with the new, and a lot of the unexpected, arrived at through experimentation.” The result is Solidarity, an album that welds Bill’s traditional folk leanings with Joel’s long and acclaimed history in the Canadian rock landscape.
Set for release on February 17 via Pheromone Recordings, the title track, “Solidarity” is a great summation of their collaboration, both lyrically and sonically. “I wanted a song Dad and I could sing together that connected our individual journeys and our personal politics,” says Joel. “The word ‘solidarity’ came to mind and didn’t leave.”
Beginning March 15, Bill and Joel will embark on the Solidarity Tour across Canada, performing their collaborations and other songs from Joel’s vast catalog. Peterborough fuzz-folk duo Mayhemingways is also along for the ride as opening support and performing with Bill and Joel.
Current tour dates can be found below, with more dates to be announced shortly. If you are registered for Joel’s mailing list you will receive a pre-order link by email. Tickets go on sale December 2nd.
March 15- Truro, NS- Marigold Cultural Centre
March 17- Montreal, QC- L’Astral
March 18- Ottawa, ON- National Arts Centre
March 22- Winnipeg, MB- West End Cultural Centre
March 23- Regina, SK- WA WA Shire Centre
March 24- Saskatoon, SK- Broadway Theatre
March 29- Kelowna, BC- Mary Irwin Theatre
March 30- Nanaimo, BC- The Queens
March 31- Victoria, BC- Alix Goolden Performance Hall
April 1- Vancouver, BC- Vogue Theatre
April 5- Waterloo, ON- Starlight Social Club
April 6- Waterloo, ON- Starlight Social Club
April 7- Hamilton, ON- The Studio at Hamilton Place
April 12- London, ON- Aeolian Hall
April 13- London, ON- Aeolian Hall
April 14- Stratford, ON- Avondale United Church
April 20- Halifax, NS- Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
April 22- Port Hawkesbury, NS- Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre
May 4- Paris, ON- Dominion Telegraph
May 5- Bayfield, ON- Old Town Hall