Summer is here and that means that the JTB is heading out across our beautiful country to play!
Here are the dates!
- June 15 | Party In The Park | Whitecourt, AB
- June 23 | Ottawa Summer Solstice | Ottawa, ON
- June 26 | Stars & Thunder Festival | Timmins, ON
- July 11 | Casino de Lac-Leamy | Gatineau, QC
- July 12 | Festival d’été de Québec | Québec, QC
- July 13 | Festival d’été de Québec | Québec, QC
- July 15 | RBC Ottawa Bluesfest | Ottawa, ON
- August 18 | Paris Drinks Fest | Paris, ON
- August 19 | CNE Bandshell | Toronto, ON
- September 7 | Skookum Festival | Vancouver, BC
Julian will be performing a solo acoustic set this and participating in a songwriting workshop this Saturday in Uxbridge, Ontario as part of the Springtide Music Festival.
For more information, click here.
That sound you hear are the rumblings of summer festival season waking up from a longer winter’s nap.
SKOOKUMl has announced daily pass sales and the lineup for each day of the festival September 7-9.
The JTB performs on Friday September 7th with Arkells, Dear Rouge, Matt Mays and lots of other great bands. To buy a day pass, click here.
The band’s performance at the Place d’Youville stage at the Festival d’été de Québec was a highlight of the 2017 summer tour. The Julian Taylor Band will be returning for not one but two shows at this year’s festival.
You can see the band at District Saint-Joseph on Thursday July 12 and Friday July 13 at 10pm. Admission is free with a festival pass or $10 at the door. Ticket info can be found in the tourdates section or by clicking here.
This year’s festival lineup is truly mind-blowing.
After a long winter’s rest the band is getting set for a busy spring and summer. To celebrate, three songs that were recorded for the Desert Star double album have been released on digital platforms. A full band version of ‘Glass House’, ‘Satellite’ and ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ didn’t make the final cut – but we’re thrilled that they’re seeing the light of day, finally.
The band has also been in the studio working on the follow-up to Desert Star. Watch for news and release dates. Also – lots of activity at JTB HQ with summer and fall tour dates. Watch this space for concert announcements!
There are still some tickets available – we’d love to see you so please click this link and come through! There will be tickets available at the door but if you want to avoid disappointment, buy a ticket. We appreciate each and every one of you who bought/buys a ticket in advance.
It will be fun to play with the young guns in Kasador again.
Kasador: 9:30pm – 10:15pm
JTB: 10:45pm – 12:15am
We’ll have what’s left of our Desert Star merch for sale – this will be a chance to snap something up before it’s gone – FOREVER.
Please bring a donation of a non-perishable food item. They’ll be collected and delivered to the Daily Bread Food Bank on behalf of the entire JTB family.
See you on Thursday!
The band was at the Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC building in Toronto today soundchecking and prepping for tomorrow’s live radio broadcast: ‘Sounds Of The Season.’ If you’re in the GTA, tune in to CBC Radio 1 (99.1FM in Toronto) or online by clicking here. The band is the house band for the ‘Here & Now’ segment between 3pm and 6pm. If you’re outside of the immediate listening area, you can tune in by listening online here.
Here are a few pics of today’s soundcheck – with thanks to Karin Chykaliuk for the full band photos.
STARS & THUNDER FESTIVAL
Summer 2018 is already shaping up to be fantastic, as the band is already booked to perform with Marianas Trench & Virginia To Vegas in Timmins, Ontario at the Stars And Thunder Festival. It’s an entire week of incredible acts. Tickets go on sale next Thursday November 16th and you’ll be able to buy them here. The JTB performs on Tuesday June 26th.
SONG OF THE WEEK – CBC’s HERE & NOW – Lovesick Fool
Big love to everyone at ‘Here & Now’ on CBC Radio 1 in Toronto for adding ‘Lovesick Fool’ as the Song Of The Week this week. Julian was interviewed by Gill Deacon on last Monday. You can hear the interview in the SoundCloud widget below:
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
The band will be the house band for the ‘Here & Now’ segment of the annual CBC Radio ‘Sounds Of The Season’ fundraiser and live broadcast on Friday December 1st. We’ll be playing with the amazing reggae artist Exco Levi, and we’ll be joined by members of the Nathaniel Dette Chorale for ‘Give Us A Sign’. The whole day is always great radio – to catch us tune in between 3pm and 6pm on CBC Radio 1.
RIVERDALE SHARE CONCERT – Sunday December 3
Julian will be performing at this year’s Riverdale Share Concert. This is a fantastic show at the Danforth Music Hall that raises money to support worthy initiatives in the Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto. You can buy tickets here. Here’s a clip of Julian performing at last year’s concert.
Julian Taylor from Susan Baker on Vimeo.
HORSESHOE TAVERN 70th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
The band will be performing at our musical home on Thursday December 21st to celebrate the best live music club in the world. There are few places with the tradition and history of the ‘shoe – and it will be a thrill to be part of this incredible milestone. We’ll be joined by our friends in Kasador, who will be opening the show.
You can buy tickets HERE.
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DIGITAL 45 | Give Us A Sign & Lovesick Fool
Two new tunes to share with the world! Co-written by Julian with Tyler Ellis and Robert Priest, these two songs were recorded live at Canterbury Sound to two inch tape in late August. Big love to CBC Radio for their early support!
OTTAWA – Thursday October 26th | National Arts Centre
We’re coming back to our home away from home to perform in the National Arts Centre Studio Theatre on Thursday. Last time we checked there were still some tickets available. This show will feature an opening acoustic set, with a full band set to follow a short intermission.
CORBYVILLE – Saturday October 28th | Signal Brewery
Our friend Chris Loane has been presenting some fantastic acts at Signal Brewery in Corbyville. Still some tickets available for this Hallowe’en Party featuring us. If you’re in the Belleville area, we’d love to see you on Saturday night!
THANK YOU LONDON!
What a thrill it was to return to Aeolian Hall last Thursday. There are venues, and then there are places that seem to inspire us to put our best foot forward. The volunteers made sure we were well looked after, and Chris Babin does an incredible job with the sound. We debuted our acoustic opening set – more photos and notes coming.
Tonight a few of us are off to the annual Folk Music Ontario conference to hang out and play a few tunes.