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30 years later, The Tea Party still has drive (17 photos)

Band played The Machine Shop Wednesday night as part of its Black River Tour

Presented by Cabin Media, Jeff Martin (vocals, guitar), Stuart Chatwood (bass, keyboards), and Jeff Burrows (drums) – known collectively as The Tea Party – brought their Black River Tour to The Machine Shop Wednesday night with special guests, The Proud Sons.

It’s almost hard to believe that The Tea Party has been a band for nearly 30 years. The Windsor three-piece sounds as tight and fresh as it did in its mid-90s prime. The setlist showcased the hits one would expect and some new material, including the latest single, Black River.

And according to Martin, The Tea Party has no intention of slowing down. “The Tea Party has a decade of integrity ahead of us. I look at it like that—10 years from now we’ll reassess,” he recently told Robert Thompson in an interview for The Drive.

The band’s Black River Tour continues through Ontario with stops scheduled in Guelph, St. Catharines, London, Hamilton and more. For more information on The Tea Party, please click here.

Upcoming shows in Sault Ste. Marie presented by Cabin Media include Cold Creek Country on April 7, and Dean Brody and Dallas Smith on Sept. 18. For Tickets and additional information, please click here.


Donna Hopper

About the Author: Donna Hopper

Donna Hopper has been a photojournalist with SooToday since 2007, and her passion for music motivates her to focus on area arts, entertainment and community events.
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