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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.

HEAR IS AS IT NEVER WAS

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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!

THE TRIO WILL BE RELEASING THE DISC IN NEWFOUNDLAND THIS AUGUST!

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.

 

UPCOMING GIGS:

Hogtown Hoedown
805 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, ON
February 19th,  8:00pm

www.facebook.com/HogtownHoedown

Benefit for the Grace Centre for the Arts
Sydenham, ON
April 23rd, 730pm

www.sfcsc.ca

The Shetland Festival!
Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
April 27th-May 2nd

www.shetlandfolkfestival.com

Trad Fest
Edinburg, Scotland, UK
May 5th

www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest

Highlands Tour
Scotland, UK
May 3rd- 9th

www.brookfield-knights.com

Imperial Theatre, Evening Performance
24 King Square South, St John, New Brunswick
May 12th,  7:30pm

www.imperialtheatre.nb.ca/event-list/

Evergreen Theatre
1941 Stronach Mtn Rd, East Margaretsville, Nova Scotia
May 13th

www.evergreentheatre.ca

L’association le Moulin de la Baie
Saulnierville, Nova Scotia
May 14th

www.lemoulin.ca

Pumpkin Pie Concert Series
Battersea, ON
May 28th, 730pm

Skeleton Park Arts Festival
Kingston, ON
June 23rd, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre

www.artskingston.ca

Mariposa Folk Festival
Orillia, ON
July 8th, Tudhope Park

www.mariposafolk.com

Northern Lights Festival Boreal
Sudbury, ON
July 9th &10th, Bell Park on the shores of Lake Ramsey

nlfbsudbury.com

Newfoundland and Labrador Festival
St. John’s, Newfoundland
August 5th-7th

www.nlfolk.com

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

http://www.foleymore,com

Festival of Small Halls
Rideau River Tour
Sept 22nd Winchester

Sept 29th Smith’s Falls

Smith’s FallsWinchester

http://thefestivalofsmallhalls.com/

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