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Thursday, July 3 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm

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Welcome to the world of Fiftymen! It's a place where the twangs of whisky-soaked country spirits sidle up to rock and roll recklessness, and the story-telling traditions of honest roots music are belted out with a dose of brash punk-rock irreverence. With two well received-albums, ‘After Darkfall’ and ‘Balances and Sums’, already in their frayed back pocket, November 2013 saw Fiftymen release their eponymous third album.

Their single "Wedding Band" is a raucous celebratory tune stuffed with full-throttle blues licks, yet the album is often a more patient affair. While it still includes the up-tempo riffing teased on "Wedding Band," songs like "Laureen" and "I Always Get What I Want" rely more on honky-tonk than rock and roll, telling mournful tales of addiction, yearning, and loss. 

Whether rocking out or imparting their inimitable wisdom, Fiftymen demonstrate ample songwriting chops and the kind of patience and mastery of subtlety that only comes with years of experience. Having shared the stage with legends like Jim Cuddy, Gord Downie and Kathleen Edwards, Fiftymen have garnered serious respect from bands and fans alike by consistently delivering, sweat-drenched, jaw-dropping performances that have prompted apt comparisons to The Replacements, Wilco, Kings of Leon, and The Band. 

Thursday July 3, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
River Stage

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