SEMINAL SOFT ROCKERS TO SHARE THE JUBILEE STAGE
The first time Joel Plaskett saw The Barenaked Ladies, in his hometown of Halifax during their mid nineties heyday, his eyes weren’t fixed on the instruments that melded their meandering melodies, or the microphones they used for their renowned harmonizing. Instead his gaze stayed on their t-shirts, which were emblazed with the name of his budding band- Halifax’s home grown troubadours Thrush Hermit.
He was incredibly flattered. And little did the lanky, east coast indie darling know that he would one day play opening acoustic solo sets for the Barenaked Ladies, on a string of shows that includes a stop at the Jubilee Theatre on April 14.
But Plaskett shares more with BNL than those venues, or an affinity for catchy hooks and lyrics brimming with whimsy- Thrush Hermit just wrapped a one-off reunion tour last month, ten years after a burnout split that eventually inspired his breakthrough album, Ashtray Rock.
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