Image Courtesy of The East Pointers
If you managed to get out to a folk festival last summer there’s a very good chance that you would have seen Canadian trad trio The East Pointers. And if you saw Canadian trad trio The East Pointers then you’re no doubt now a fan, so you’d be excited to know they plan to release their debut album in October.
Titled Secret Victory, the album is set for release on the 8th October and will frame traditional music with The East Pointers’ unique trans-continental influences.
“That’s something The East Pointers are trying to accomplish – breathe some new life into traditional music,” Fiddler Tim Chaisson explained. “People think of it as music for an older generation but we’re hoping to introduce a whole new generation of listeners to the genre.”
“We are literally the seventh generation of musicians in our family, and what we do is a little different than what our uncles might do, for example, which would be more Scottish influenced,” Banjo player Koady Chaisson added. We embrace the Scottish influence … but also Irish and French and so on.”
The East Pointers have been announced as part of the 2016 Illawarra Folk Festival lineup so it won’t be long before they grace our shores again. To get you in the mood for Secret Victory check out this live video of their tune set “The Drift”: