Author: Eric Beback
Thursday July 3rd at the Erie Canal concert series, Australian band Boy & Bear will be gracing the Canalside stage on their North American Summer tour. They’ll be opening the show along with Hey Rosetta, and Gord Downie & The Sadies (Frontman of The Tragically Hip). If you are heading there this Thursday I recommend to arrive early to catch their show.
Formed in 2009, founding members David Hosking (lead singer/guitarist), Killian Gavin (vocals/guitars), Tim Hart (drums, vocals, guitars), and Jon Hart (vocals, keys, mandolin) and recent addition David Symes (Bass) of Boy & Bear are touring in support of their sophomore album, 2013’s Harlequin Dream, with lead single Southern Sun. They have carved a unique niche in their music of a laid back free flowing acoustic drive through modern folk-pop combined with mandolins, organs, banjos, and harmonizing vocals.
Expect to hear songs that revel in a more organic vibe than most modern music while still keeping it contemporary. The band resonates a throwback feeling of Neil Young or America mixed in with the modern folk revival. The group recently sold-out the majority of their headlining run this spring including dates in NYC (Bowery Ballroom), DC (Jammin Java), Boston (Sinclair), and LA (The Troubadour) and have just announced a Fall run of North American dates.
Boy & Bear is a great addition to the Canalside series and a must see for any folk rock fans. You can purchase their new album Harlequin Dream at I-Tunes and the group’s website. We’ll see you down there!
To see the entire Canalside live music line-up, click here.