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ARCHIVE - July - September 2006
30/06 - The Town Cryers to play set in December - John
and the rest of The Town Cryers (John's former band, including
Jeff Tanguay, Rick Dixon and Breeze Smith) will be plaing a
set opening for The BushPilots at Zaphod Beeleblebrox on December
15th, 2006. Their set will start at 8:30 sharp, so don't be
late! For the time being, this is touted as a "one-off" show.
10/06 - The Town Cryers reunite for two impromtu songs
at the Rainbow in Ottawa - John and the rest of The
Town Cryers (John's former band) found themselves all in the
same place at the same time last night, with a stage and another
band that was willing to lend them instruments for an unrehearsed
pair of songs. John joined guitarist Jeff Tanguay, drummer
Breeze Smith and bass player Rick Dixon (who was celebrating
his 40th birthday that night) for rousing renditions of "Mack
Truck" and "Goo Goo Muck", lasting in total
no more than 6 minutes! No plans for futher shows together
under the Town Cryers name, but a good time was had by all,
so one never knows ... Thanks goes out to the BushPilots for
allowing the boys to hack away at their gear. Check out the
pictures on the "visuals"
Town Cryers' 6-minute reunion
20/06 - John plays two night with Cuban sensations The Elmer
Ferrer Band - John played two nights with international
blues-rock sensations The
Elmer Ferrer Band in Ottawa's Georgetown Pub. Hot off of
their opening spot with Bonnie Raitt, EFB asked John to open
up for and collaborate with them on two evenings of eclectic
music. "You have to think 'Woodstock' on a show like this
... they were like Jimi Hendrix, and I guess that would kinda
make me, I dunno, Joan Baez or someone??" John joked of
the mix in sounds. EFB are on their way back to Cuba and John
has a US tour next month, so both took the opportunity to kick
out the jams for two packed nights of appreciative audiences.
More pictures and video footage are available on the "visuals" page.
John ends his set with the Elmer Ferrer Band with a bang!
21/06 Canadian and US national magazines review John's music
Two new reviews/articles have hit the shelf, raving about
John's latest album, "Thank You Waitress". Penguin
Eggs, Canada's national folk and roots music magazine
says "You can punch any track at random on this disc and end
up with a gem". Also, "The Scene" magazine,
a college-based music magazine from the USA has done a 3-page spread
on John and his music. Go to the "press"
page to see both.
John Allaire's Podcasts are here for those of you with
iPods/mp3 players, or for those who just want to listen on the
computer. They consist of old and new radio interviews, archived
Town Cryers'/Mercy Miners' stuff, occasionally a produced Podcast
from John of what's new and exciting, what he's listening to, his "Expert
junk and lots of fun fun fun.
Go to the podcast page
and Alejandro Escovado at Bluesfest - July 2006
Credit - Edward Burch
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