The Divorcees return. July 6Wednesday, July 04, 2012 by: Donna Hopper
Who: The Divorcees
Where: Loplops, 651 Queen Street East
When: Friday, July 6, 2012
Why: The boys are touring in support of their new release, Four Chapters.
Show time is 10 p.m.
You must be 19 or older to attend.
Tickets are $10 each and my be purchased at Loplops or online
Official Divorcees bio
In 2005, five easygoing New Brunswickers decided to take their love of Willie, Waylon, and The Boys from the back porch to the stage and share it in true outlaw fashion.
Since then, Canadian Country Music has never been the same.
They are The Divorcees - The Great White North's original Honky Tonk Heroes.
From humble beginnings in their much-loved home province of New Brunswick, The Divorcees (Alex Madsen, Brock Gallant, Jason "Jay Byrd" Nicholson, and Denis "Turtle" Arsenault) have brought their brand of rough-and-ready country to roadhouses, festivals, and big stages from the shores of Canso Novia Scotia to downtown Vancouver...and all points in-between.
In the years since the inception of the now renowned band, a legion of supporters have sprung up across Canada, the US, Australia, and Europe.
The band has shared stages with a number of popular artists such as George Canyon, JP Cormier, Hayes Carll, Corb Lund, The Sadies, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, The Haunted Hearts, Romi Mayes, Tim Hus, and many others.
Their songs, as they are in person, are no-nonsense and straight-ahead, replete with stories of love and loss, letting loose (and paying for it), of justice, freedom and the need for it. Both albums (their debut "You Ain't Gettin My Country" and sophomore "Last Of The Free Men") have been recieved to critical acclaim, both having garnered East Coast Music Awards for Country Album Of The Year in 2008 and 2010.
The band also recently won Music New Brunswick's Country Album Of The Year and SOCAN Songwriter Of The Year 2010 for their album, "Last Of The Free Men".
A CMT video for "Red Haired Red Blooded Woman" recieved substantial airplay on CMT and a number of singles from both albums have recieved steady airplay on radio stations nationwide and around the world.
Performances have been aired on CBC nationally - both on radio and television.
A highly-anticipated third recording - a concept album titled "Four Chapters" has just been released.
Many Divorcees fans consider it to be the band's masterpiece.
Written, recorded, and produced by the band themselves at Pumpk'n Patch Recording Studio in Memramcook, NB, the album was a mammoth undertaking including an instrumental peice, narrative passages, illustrations, and a written story to accompany and weave together conceptually the songs on the album.
Completion of their third album means the 506'ers will be heading out into the great beyond for adventures across Canada this summer followed by international touring in early 2013.
The legend of The Divorcees continues to grow.