album review: great lake swimmers
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009

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For years now, Great Lake Swimmers have been writing beautifully melodic and poetic folk ballads up in their northern home of Ontario, Canada. While they have a couple of songs that may be classified as rock, rarely does their music rise beyond an aroused hush. Consistency has always been one of the band's strong suits. Since the band's inception they haven't had a misstep; each album being as good if not better than the last. This holds true for their latest album, Lost Channels (Nettwerk), on which the band takes listeners on a relaxing boat ride through the Thousand Islands region of Canada. ..Keep Reading.. -Greg Lozoff

Great Lake Swimmers on Tour
31 Mar - The Tractor Tavern - Seattle, Washington
1 Apr - Doug Fir - Portland, Oregon
3 Apr - The Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco, California
4 Apr - Spaceland - Los Angeles, California
5 Apr - Plush - Tucson, Arizona
7 Apr - Stubb's Bar-B-Q - Austin, Texas
8 Apr - Hailey's - Denton, Texas
10 Apr - The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia
11 Apr - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, North Carolina
13 Apr - Gravity Lounge - Charlottesville, Virginia
14 Apr - Black Cat (Backstage) - Washington, Washington DC
15 Apr - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16 Apr - The Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, Massachusetts
17 Apr - The Bowery Ballroom - New York, New York
18 Apr - The Brattle Theater - Cambridge, Massachusetts
20 Apr - The Southgate House Newport, Kentucky
21 Apr - Schuba's - Chicago, Illinois
22 Apr - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, Minnesota
23 Apr - High Noon Saloon - Madison, Wisconsin
25 Apr - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Toronto, Ontario
30 Apr - Vera - Groningen, Groningen
1 May - Vooruit - Gent
2 May - DB's - Utrecht, Utrecht
4 May - Paradiso - Amsterdamn
5 May - Knust - Hamburg, Hamburg
6 May - Pustervik - Gteborg
7 May - John Dee - Oslo
8 May - SVMK @ Strand - Stockholm
10 May - Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin, Berlin
11 May - UT Connewitz - Leipzig
12 May - Beatpol - Dresden
13 May - Kreuz - Fulda
14 May - Manufaktur - Schorndorf
15 May - Cultureel Podium - Roepaen, Ottersum
16 May - Les Nuits de Botanique - Brussels
18 May - St. Bonaventures - Bristol
19 May - Dulcimer - Manchester
20 May - The Cluny - Newcastle
21 May - Twisted Wheel - Glasgow
22 May - Glee Club - Birmingham
23 May - Borderline - London
24 May - Le Grand Mix - Tourcoing
26 May - L'International - Paris
27 May - CAMJI - Niort
28 May - Espace Tatry - Bordeaux
30 May - Moby Dick - Madrid


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