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.
Desert Star was released one year ago today. It’s been a great year for the band. To commemorate the occasion here’s a collection of songs recorded at our album release party at Lee’s Palace on October 7th, 2016. We played with two great bands: Ann Vriend and Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party. The recording was recorded, mixed and mastered by Ross Citrullo.
‘Live music is better. Bumper stickers should be issued.’ – Neil Young
- Vocals/Guitar: Julian Taylor
- Drums: Jeremy Elliott
- Guitar: Bill Bell
- Bass: Steve Pelletier
- Keys: Dave Engle
- Keys: Dick Fairthorne III
- Sax: Norman Ryan
- Sax: Ritch Thoman
- Vox: Laurel Tubman
- Vox: Karen Weigold
The band is performing at Heartwood Concert Hall in Owen Sound tonight, and you can stream the concert live, for free! Big thanks to the team at OrchardTV for making this possible. Stream starts just before 9:30pm – catch Pat Robitaille’s set and then the JTB hits the stage at 10:45pm.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE STREAM
The JTB will be hitting the road again this fall with shows in the band’s home province of Ontario. Check the tourdates section for ticket info, and we hope to see you!