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The Young Novelists


Saturday, May 19 at 7:30pm
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The Young Novelists are a Toronto-based band fronted by husband and wife Graydon James and Laura Spink. With a sound that has been compared to everyone from The Band to ‘pre-weirdness' Wilco, The Young Novelists' ability to tell familiar stories with a modern folk edge make them, and their songs, instant classics. Their last album 'Made Us Strangers' garnered them a Canadian Folk Music Award for Emerging Artist of the Year, and their third full-length album 'In City & Country' will be released May 4.

The Young Novelists offer classic him-and-her vocals, with James playing acoustic guitar and Spink on percussion and vibraphone. PopMatters described them as Reminiscent of Canadian heavyweights such as k.d. lang, Cowboy Junkies, the Sadies and, in a way, Bruce Cockburn” and Atwood Magazine called their music a “euphoric burst of folk rock.”

James and Spink will perform several songs from 'In City & Country', which examines the parallels and differences of city and small-town life. The songs on the album were inspired by their experiences living in both small towns and cities as well as a number of research trips to towns in their home province of Ontario, Canada. The songs on the album tell the universal stories of both while highlighting the differences, similarities, and everything in-between.

No matter where you've lived, the dichotomy that exists on 'In City & Country' is universal; it's not just a memoir of the duo's experiences or the histories of small towns, it's about appreciating where you've been and where you're at — and finding the good and bad that lies within both.

Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.


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