Clinton St. John’s IG BO LYN with Bird City, Dumb Angel and Jim Bryson
A three fold night of alt-folk at the King Eddy. We’re excited to present Clinton St. John’s new folk-rock project, IG BO LYN, with country-folk banjo artist Bird City and alt pop-rockers Dumb Angel.
About Clinton St. John’s Ig Bo Lyn:
Ig Bo Lyn writes intimate, spectral music that evokes some lost, skewed take on the folk-rock genre. Lyrically, singer Clinton St. John picks over miserablist themes of longing and loss, to build stories that are simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring, tough and fragile–placing the listener in their own worn, ragged, but comfortable shoes.
Formerly of The Cape May and Pale Air Singers, Clinton has recorded with Steve Albini, and toured across Europe and the USA before venturing on to form Ig Bo Lyn. He is supported by Jeff Macleod (The Cape May and Nina Nastasia) and Carl Davison (Hook and Eye).
Bird City is the banjo/tenor guitar project of Jenny Mitchell, a Guelph-Ontario based songwriter who commonly performs as Jenny Omnichord, and fronts the indie band “The Barmitzvah Brothers” among her many musical projects. During the Barmitzvah Brother’s ten years of actively playing, they released 6 full-length records which saw great success on cross-canada campus radio, making it to #2 on the earshot charts, and being reviewed by publications from across Canada, the US and Europe including Exclaim!, Chart Attack, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Now Magazine (cover feature). Touring nationally and internationally, the group shared bills with award-winning artists including the Arcade Fire, Owen Pallett, Great Lake Swimmers, MGMT and Grizzly Bear.
About Dumb Angel:
Dumb Angel is a cluster of veteran Saskatoon, Canada music makers and inner-space explorers led by singer-songwriter Shaun Mason. On November 2, they will issue for the first time on vinyl their sun-kissed 2015 opus Broken Glass. Harmonies for days, born on bright waves and drifting far from shore, the band is “the sweet spot between Spiritualized and Mojave 3”, or what would happen “if Dennis Wilson jammed with Wish You Were Here-era Pink Floyd”. Dumb Angel opens the windows wide and steps into that breez.
Jim Bryson is a Canadian “Singer Songer” and record maker. He has released 5 critically acclaimed solo recordings, the most recent being 2016’s Somewhere We Will Find Our Place, which made many a year end list here in Canada, notably Macleans and CBC Music Top 100 songs (2 songs on list).
In recent years, Jim has been recording and producing records for artist from all over in his Fixed Hinge Studio he built in 2013. Some names of note Jim has worked with include Oh Susanna, Little Scream, The Skydiggers and Kalle Mattson. Oh and just ’cause you are asking, Jim also enjoys riding in the musical sidecar, having played and toured with Kathleen Edwards, The Weakerthans and The Tragically Hip.