The East Pointers (CAN)

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The East Pointers (CAN)

Torsdag 22. august: Open Air: 19:00
Music Programme 2019

Fredag 23. august: Visemøllen: 18:45
Music Programme 2019

Last year, The East Pointers had to renounce Tønder Festival because two of the members had a baby. A happy event for the new parents, but a pity for the many who had been looking forward to hearing this power trio from Prince Edward Island in Canada. The country’s smallest province lies between Canada’s east coast and Cape Breton Island, and several exciting bands – Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Visthèn and The East Pointers among them – have attracted interest in the island’s folk music. The East Pointers are fiddler, foot stomper and singer Tim Chaisson, banjo player Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron. Together they play fast tunes and sing songs with roots in the folk music tradition, but which reach our times. The songs and the performance can be reminiscent of such big contemporary names as Ed Sheeran and Jason Mraz. In 2015, The East Pointers won a JUNO Award for their debut album Secret Victory, and the trio toured throughout Canada, USA and Australia. In 2017, they followed up with What We Leave Behind, which is helping The East Pointers to attract a broad church of new listeners. Their only Danish festival concert in 2019.

(Photo: Jen Squieres)