© Lawrence Powell
The Stanfield at Evergreen Theatre December 7.
Quintessential rockers the Stanfields have just released a new acoustic CD For King and Country. The group that has been called "the bastard children of AC/DC and Stan Rogers" has reduced the amperage to make an Evergreen show possible without sustaining long term hearing loss (although we can't promise that it will be quiet). They take to the stage in East Margaretsville on December 7 at 8 p.m. It will be a show to remember. Best advice? Get your tickets now.
A note from Jon Landry on the inspiration for the new album, For King and Country:
“There was no motive to write For King and Country other than trying to challenge ourselves. As songwriters, we always have an axe to grind in terms of lyrical expression. That will never change. Our world is too screwed up to let things slide. Be forewarned that the lyrics tend to lean towards the sarcastic side at times. I’m told sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but then again some people take art way too seriously. All that aside, it was our collective desire to return to the core of what makes our band tick; western folk music and the vast expanse of form and style in which it presents itself.
“We love John Prine and Tommy Emmanuel. We love Planxty and Neil Young. Ricky Skaggs is the man. To date, we’ve made a couple rock and roll records that we are proud of and that we will always stand behind.
“Rest assured to the initiated, we will continually attempt to peel the paint off the walls of your local tavern, legion, youth center, or arena. We haven’t gone soft. In fact, I think we went harder. We hope our fans enjoy listening to For King and Country as much as we did making it, as a group of friends jamming in a cottage over a few nights full of whiskey, cheer and song. Exactly the way we started our band in the first place.”
What others are saying about The Stanfields…
“Too many of these bands sound like Pogues wannabes, but that’s not where The Stanfields are coming from. They want to rock very hard, honour traditional East Coast music, and sing about being from a place with hard-working people, the ones they grew up with, and the ones in their audience.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC
“Working class heroes” – Here Magazine
The Stanfields come to the Evergreen Theatre in Margaretsville on December 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved online at www.evergreentheatre.ca, by phoning 825-6834, or emailing the box office at email@example.com
With information provided by Evergreen Theatre.