MusicOntario is taking on the Ontario Celebration Zone’s Harbourfront Centre Deck Stage for 10 days during the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto! Check us out 5:30-7:30PM each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 11-26!
July 25th brings you…
GABRIEL DESANTIS – 5:30PM:
Gabriel DeSantis is the lead singer and songwriter behind Toronto’s folk-blues quartet, Whitebrow.
The band is set to release their second full length album, Mono Vodou, in the fall of 2015. Produced by Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, The New Pornographers), Mono Vodou is the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled debut record, which was hailed as “extraordinary” by The Toronto Star and “quite possibly the best folk album of the year” by Le Discolab.
CATRIONA STURTON – 6:30PM:
Sings like an angel, plays like a beast. Catriona got her start as a teenager playing harmonica in Ottawa. She moved to Halifax, where she learned to file harmonica reeds in a back alley, and gained considerable touring experience with Halifax’s indie-rock sweethearts, Plumtree, as a bassist (whose song, Scott Pilgrim, inspired the name of the cult favourite movie). She then moved to Japan, where she played in punk bands, and toured with Hiroshima’s The Secret.
Catriona distilled her stories of life on the road into songs for a one-woman band: heavy harmonica, lowdown guitar and a stomp. Add to the mix songs on all the classic themes of longing (topics: Poutine, The Wheel of Fortune, and Addiction — to sugar). She recently toured the South East United States, opening for harmonica legend, Jason Ricci.