Famously referred to as “Mississippi Sheiks meet Doctor Seuss as curated by HG Wells” Sheesham and Lotus and ‘Son have created a sonic and visual presentation of old time high stepping music which is completely unique. Fiddle, Banjo and Sousaphone make up the core of this outfit, complimented by Contrabass-Harmoniphonium, Harmonicas, and Jaw Harps, Bones and BuckDance, with great sibling harmonies.
The show has it’s roots in the Vaudeville and Juke Joints of the American South, where Mississippi Riverfolk meet the Appalachian Highlanders; the blues meet he fiddle tunes with a rollicking and full flamed conviviality one might consider outrageous!
Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son have established themselves as an act that has it all, combining astounding musicianship and fearless grooves with a show that is dynamic and entertaining.
At the invitation of Lorna Fulton and the Lathe Revival Project, Sheesham and Lotus and ‘Son arrived in Skegness on the 29th of June 2015. They spent the next seven days recording songs and tunes on a 1937 Presto 78 rpm recording lathe disccutter, the same machine used by the Lomax family. Each session was followed by a performance in a different town in rural Lincolnshire. The rigorous itinerary kept the band at peak performance ensuring the grooves were cut well and deep. This encounter has culminated in their latest CD release, 78rpm!
This compilation of 78 recordings fuses peerless artistry with the unique quality of the 78 rpm recording. Hold in your very hands the digital re-masters of these sessions. They represent a profound glimpse into what was a very transformative experience for the trio and are a product of their common love of the art.
805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, ON
February 19th, 8:00pm
Benefit for the Grace Centre for the Arts
April 23rd, 730pm
The Shetland Festival!
Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
April 27th-May 2nd
Edinburg, Scotland, UK
May 3rd- 9th
Imperial Theatre, Evening Performance
24 King Square South, St John, New Brunswick
May 12th, 7:30pm
1941 Stronach Mtn Rd, East Margaretsville, Nova Scotia
L’association le Moulin de la Baie
Saulnierville, Nova Scotia
Pumpkin Pie Concert Series
May 28th, 730pm
Skeleton Park Arts Festival
June 23rd, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre
Mariposa Folk Festival
July 8th, Tudhope Park
Northern Lights Festival Boreal
July 9th &10th, Bell Park on the shores of Lake Ramsey
Newfoundland and Labrador Festival
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Tour of Newfoundland!
Aug 8 Carbonear
Aug 9th English Harbour
Aug 10th Glovertown
Aug 11th Norris Point
Aug 12th Corner Brook
Aug 13th Gander
Aug 14th St. John’s
Festival of Small Halls
Rideau River Tour
Sept 22nd Winchester
Sept 29th Smith’s Falls