The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – have spent the last two years touring Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia in support of their JUNO Award winning album, Secret Victory. In 2016, they won ‘Touring Artist of the Year’ at the Music PEI Awards and ‘Ensemble of the Year’ at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Their sophomore album, What We Leave Behind, produced by songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson, will be released in September 2017. What We Leave Behind carves a new path for The East Pointers, as they continue to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fanbase around the globe.
- Tour Schedule
The East Pointers - Meals by Maurice
The East Pointers - Heroes (David Bowie cover)
The East Pointers live at Celtic Colours International Festival 2015
Live at Woodford Folk Festival 2016
East Pointers - Woodfordia
The East Pointers - Woodford 2014/15 - Blainey's Laughing Eyes
The East Pointers - The Drift | Sofar London
Meals By Maurice - Live at Woodford Folk Festival
The Drift - Live at Woodford Folk Festival
Ken The Hen - Live at Woodford Folk Festival
There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going.
The reason? The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy.
And it’s why listening to their brilliant second album, What We Leave Behind, nominated for ‘Traditional Roots Recording of the Year’ at the 2018 JUNO Awards – is akin to meeting up with an old friend.
As a follow-up to 2015’s internationally acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory, What We Leave Behind shares stories previously unheard but framed by a familiar context. The album reflects on the traditions of Canadian Celtic music, where it comes from, and what it means to the people, but also strides in new directions. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and catchy radio-ready songs, The East Pointers reach out with open arms to a wide range of listeners, inviting them to discover a new love of folk music.
|9/13/2018 - 9/15/2018|| Michigan Irish Music Festival
|9/18/2018|| Pruis Hall-Ball State University
|9/21/2018|| Irish Cultural and Heritage Center