Since their debut single ‘Free Animal’ (the song which ended their brief 35-min set), the alt-pop duo has enjoyed streaming success - cracking Spotify's Viral Top 20 Chart and earning spins from Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, KCRW, etc.
After these Strumbellas shows, Foreign Air will join up with Aurora in November and December.
Toronto’s The Strumbellas is currently one of the hottest band in America, thanks to very catchy singles ‘We Don’t Know’ and ‘Spirits’. The turnout to the Strumbellas’ Fine Line Music Café show in Minneapolis was terrific, and judging from all the dancing in the audience, they create some of the best folk, bluegrass, Americana, and “popgrass” music you’ve ever heard.
The large band, featuring songwriter Simon Ward on vocals and guitar, David Ritter on vocals and keys, Jon Hembrey on lead guitar, Isabel Ritchie on violin, Darryl James on bass guitar, and Jeremy Drury on drums.
Kicking off their set with two terrific story-in-song ‘Wars’, followed by ‘Young & Wild’, the band played quite a few from their latest Hope, which has enjoyed success in the recent charts.
Of course, the band saved their biggest hit song ‘Spirits’ for the set closer. This is followed by the two encore songs ‘Wild Sun’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’, both moving, heartfelt songs.
Remaining tour dates:
11/14/16 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
11/15/16 London Heaven
11/16/16 Berlin, Germany Astra Kulturhaus
11/20/16 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
12/01/16 93.9 The River's Icebreaker
12/02/16 93.3 KTCL Not So Silent Night
12/09/16 LIVE 105's Not So Silent Night
12/16/16 Night The Buzz Stole Christmas
12/17/16 KPNT 105.7 The Point's Ho Ho Show
12/18/16 93.9 The River's Icebreaker Encore Show
12/22/16 Toronto, ON The Danforth Music Hall
12/23/16 Toronto, ON The Danforth Music Hall
01/21/17 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
04/16/17 Northcote, Australia Northcote Social Club
04/17/17 Darlinghurst, Australia Oxford Art Factory
The Strumbellas at Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis (24 October 2016)