Julian Taylor Band - SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

‘Live Music Is Better!’ – JT has been shouting this from the stage at every show on the summer tour so far, and every audience has enthusiastically agreed. Here I’ll offer a quick re-cap of our shows so far.

June 18: Markham Village Music Festival: Taking Flight & Volume Wars

The first show of our summer tour was in Markham, Ontario. We’d originally planned to perform as a smaller configuration but figured what the heck – it’s local, and what’s more fun than the full 8 piece band? Nothing, that’s what. We all managed to squeeze our cars in to the lot directly behind the stage, and we played as the sun set. The stage was small, but we’ve definitely played on smaller. There was another stage set-up no more than 100ft away with a band going full tilt. We decided to save ‘Carry Me Home’ until after they were done – we soldiered through but it was a little weird having that much volume so close!

Julian Taylor Band - Markham Village Music Festival

The band heads off for a pre-show pint at the Markham Village Music Festival

Julian Taylor Band - Markham Village Music Festival

A great first show of the summer tour at the Markham Village Music Festival.

JUNE 24: Tinhorn Creek Winery, Oliver BC: No Legroom, Gorgeous Country and Incredible Hospitality  Continue reading →

Summer Tour Kick Off & More Shows Added

Julian Taylor Band - Canal Days

SUMMER 2017 KICK OFF: Big thanks to everyone who came out to our first show of the summer at the Markham Village Music Festival. Really cool to see the programming shift toward original acts.

Julian Taylor Band - Markham Village Music Festival

And that’s a wrap on our first show of the summer!

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re coming to Port Colborne, Ontario on Saturday August 5th to play with Big Sugar and The Sadies at Canal Days. It’s a free show, but donations of $2 and $5 are gratefully accepted at the gate. Gates open at 7:00pm and we’re up first.

Julian Taylor Band - Canal Days

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re playing an afternoon free hometown show on Sunday August 13th as part of the ‘Music In The Park’ series at Kew Gardens in Toronto. We’ll be playing two sets, at 2:00pm and 3:15pm. Bring a blanket and the family and enjoy a musical afternoon wit us.

Music In The Park - Julian Taylor Band


Julian Taylor Band Cameron's Brewing

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re heading to Saskatoon to open for Walk Off The Earth at Sasktel Jazzfest on Tuesday June 24th. To everyone who has asked us ‘When are you heading west?’, come to this show, or join us at Tinhorn Creek in Oliver BC on Saturday June 27th. Tickets for Sasktel Jazz fest here. Tickets for Tinhorn Creek Winery here.

NEW MERCH: Our merch booth has been turned into a thing of beauty by the incredible Amanda, and the addition of new shirts and ‘I support live music’ bumper stickers. Both are available exclusively at shows at the moment but we’ll have links to an online store up soon.

Julian Taylor Band T-Shirt

New JTB Merch

TOUR with KASADOR: It’s been a blast playing with the fellas in Kasador for the last month. We’ve made some new friends and we’re looking forward to playing with them again down the road. If you get a chance, check out their self-titled EP in the usual places, or at one of their shows this summer. We’ve got one left: April 21 at the John Street Pub in Arnprior. You can buy tickets to that show here:

Julian Taylor Band Arnprior | John Street Pub

CMW PREVIEW: We’re back at our musical home, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern on Saturday April 22 performing as part of our agency’s Canadian Music Week showcase. This is a truly amazing lineup – Adam Baldwin, Birds Of Bellwoods, The Treble, One Bad Son and The Dead Projectionists are all playing. We’ve put together a Spotify playlist to help get you prepped so you can sing along all night. You can buy tickets here. 

2017 INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATION: A thrill to be nominated for Rock Album Of The Year at this year’s IMA’s along with The Deeds, The Bloodshots, Kristi Lane Sinclair and Digawolf. Awesome to be in such great musical company. Congratulations to all the nominees! So many great musicians are nominated – head over to the IMA website and get to know some of the amazing Indigenous talent making music across Canada.


Chemical Low was released on streaming services on March 24th, 2017. You can see the video in Quebec on Musique Plus, or right here on YouTube. This version is a remixed version of the one that appears on Desert Star. The bones are the same, but we’ve added some ear candy.

SUMMER DATES: Lots of action happening at JTB HQ – we’ll be announcing more summer shows over the coming weeks. Stay tuned!


Big thanks to everyone who has helped get the band on the road this spring and summer. Without the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Canada Council For The Arts, Cameron’s Brewing, All Natural Music, the amazing people at our label Aporia, D’Addario this tour wouldn’t have been possible. And a big high-five to our crew who make our lives easier on the road and deliver us safely to and from each show.

Julian Taylor Band Cameron's Brewing

The band enjoying some delicious Cameron’s Brewing product before rehearsal.



The spring tour is underway and we have three shows under our belts with our new friends in Kasador. We started in Windsor, headed to Sarnia the next day and then after a day off, headed to Oshawa to play at The Moustache Club. It’s been great to get out and stretch out legs and meet so many new people. Next up is London on Saturday March 25th. There are still some tickets available. You can buy them here.


Some new shows have been added – we’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Ottawa for Junofest, an all-ages show in Kingston, beautiful, Toronto for Canadian Music Week and beautiful Oliver, BC in June. Details and ticket links in the tourdates section.


Julian Taylor Band Tour Dates

We’re hitting the road, playing a bunch of dates with Kasador this spring. 


March 16 – Windsor, ON | The Rondo 

March 17 – Sarnia, ON | The Station Music Hall

March 19 – Oshawa, ON | The Moustache Club

March 25 – London, ON | The Aeolian*

April 1 – Peterborough, ON | Historic Red Dog

April 2 – Hamilton, ON | The Casbah

April 6 – Barrie, ON | Donaleighs Irish Public House

April 8 – Kingston, ON | The Mansion Kingston

April 21 – Arnprior, ON | The John St. Pub

*with Pacanomad