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Soulstack hits Europe! Moulin Blues in the Netherlands May 1 & 2, 2015

Soulstack is very excited to announce that we have been invited to play at the prestigious Moulin Blues festival in The Netherlands this spring. Moulin Blues is the biggest and most renowned blues & roots festival in The Netherlands. Since it’s inception, Europe’s bluesminded people find their way to Ospel, in the south of The Netherlands.

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We have a killer show planned for this one!!
Find out more at http://www.moulinblues.nl/

New Tunes and October update

Hey friends! We’re pleased to announce that preproduction has begun for our third album, as of yet-to-be-titled. This will take us through October and November. We have wittled down from roughly 21 tunes to 14 or so that we feel fit the vibe we have in mind for this next one. We have been experimenting with new sonics in our lab – getting out the spring reverbs, vintage mics and analog goodies and our goal is to have quite an innovative, dirty sounding album for you coming soon! – Jon

90 min TV special airing nationally

On our last trip to Quebec to perform as part of The Donnacona Blues fest we arrived on site to find out that our show was going to be taped. We didn’t think much of it but it turns out the the crew was pretty substantial, and we learned that the taping was for a nationally-airing 90 minute TV special to be aired on TVA! We’ve been informed that the editing is complete and the performance (which was a very sweaty one!) should be aired in October at some point. We’ll keep you posted!

Spring 2014 update

Thanks for checking in. 2013 was a great year for us with the release of “Five Finger Discount” and we have quite a bit planned for 2014. We are currently preparing material for our third as of yet unnamed album, we have 20 songs finished and are excited after doing a substantial amount pre-production and rehearsal. Our goal is to have played the material until it feels completely natural before we record it, and there are some musical challenges on one or two tracks that we are working through in order to have everything fleshed out.

We are also planning a video shoot in our hometown of Waterloo (actually we have two hometowns, Toronto and Waterloo) where we are going to do an “Unplugged” show with acoustic versions of material from “Big Red” and “Five Finger Discount” and record everything including video for a DVD production.

We are happy to announce we will be returning to Ottawa in early July (July 5th) and Kingston on July 4th. Our travels will also bring us back to Quebec in August with a variety of performances to be announced. We’ll be performing at the Kitchener Blues Festival mid august on the BIA stage and we have a surprise planned for that performance.

We had the pleasure of performing in Ottawa at Greenfields Pub as part of DAWG FM’s StudioDAWG, hosted by Patricia Lever, which was broadcast live the following Monday. Video synced with the broadcast audio can be found here,

See you all soon! – Jon

 

New Tune – Lot of Good Men – Live & acoustic

We recently did a show at The Duke of Wellington in Waterloo where we decided to play (for the first time) all acoustic. Here are a few videos of the event!

Stone Cold Man – Live at the El Mocambo

Here’s a video of a performace at the El Mocambo, a song called “Stone Cold Man” from our debut album “Big Red” More coming soon!

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For those of you who were there, we all had a blast! Mike Sloski couldn’t make the gig but Art Avalos joined us on percussion and the musical synergy between Tom and Art was a beautiful thing.

We recorded the entire concert in multitrack and will take a look at mixing it shortly. Our friend, engineer Peter Beacock put that together. Our photographer Stefan Myles stopped by and took a few photos! We’ll see you next time!

Soulstack Nominated for 2 Maple Blues Awards

(October 31, 2013) Toronto, ON – The Toronto Blues Society will be celebrating the 17th annual Maple Blues Awards by honouring nationally and internationally recognized Canadian blues artists from across the country on January 20, 2014. The nominees are recognized both for their talent as well as their contribution to the growing Canadian blues music scene.
Voting is open from midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time on November 1, 2013, through midnight Pacific Standard Time on December 7, 2013. Blues fans can cast their votes online at www.mapleblues.ca.
We would greatly appreciate your support!

 

New Album Released

We are pleased to announce we are now shipping copies of our latest album “Five Finger Discount” to stores, and its available online at www.cdbaby.com, www.amazon.com and iTunes. Check back for more info!

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Montreal Jazz 2013!

We are proud to announce that we have been asked to perform as part of the prestigious 2013 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. We will be taking the Lotto Quebec stage on Saturday July 6th at 7pm http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/default-en.aspx