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Fri - Oct. 1
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Heartwood Hall, Owen Sound


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The members of the band Ontarians don’t live in Toronto, which is precisely why their name suits them to a tee. Their turf is mostly the northern half of the province, from Collingwood to Sault Ste. Marie. But with the release of their debut album, The Greatest Short Story Never Told, they’re more than happy to represent the southern half as well. Indeed, the approach that Ontarians take isn’t dissimilar from the sound that ruled Toronto’s Queen Street West during the glory days of the Horseshoe Tavern, the Cameron House and the Rivoli, when a distinctive brand of country rock was created by former punks seeking to express themselves in a more personal and substantive way.

Some of their music has been described as a slice of classic alt-country in the spirit of Neil Young, The Band, and early Wilco, while the over reaching feel of their albums might be described as roots rock.

Tickets available from Heartwood Hall’s website.
Advance $20 / Door $25 / Livestream $10