AWARD-WINNING DARTMOUTH-BASED MUSICIAN AND SONGWRITER ADAM BALDWIN ANNOUNCES NEW CANADIAN TOUR DATES SUPPORTING CHARLES BRADLEY, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT, AND SAM ROBERTS BAND. TOUR DATES BEGIN SEP 14
ACCLAIMED DEBUT LP, NO TELLING WHEN (PRECISELY NINETEEN EIGHTY-FIVE), OUT NOW VIA SONIC RECORDS
“Hitting a sweet spot between rustled-up roots rock and early '80s Springsteen anthems, ...full of jumpy backbeats, joyous acoustic strums, and baseball stadium organ sounds.” Exclaim!
“authenticity in song…victory anthems for the nine-to-five weekday warriors” CBC Music
“a rocker from start to finish” Local Xpress
“should have no trouble making a name for himself with his debut full-length” Sun Media
PHOTO CREDIT: JEFF COOKE
Adam Baldwin is set to bring his acclaimed debut album, No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five), on the road, making stops across Canada this fall. Along the way he will join Charles Bradley, The Temperance Movement, and Sam Roberts Band on stage. For a preview of Baldwin’s dynamic live performance viewers can watch the Nova Scotia songwriter perform “Sparrow Song” featuring Leah Fay (July Talk) from his personal and political album live in studio on CBC’s q.
Adam Baldwin is perhaps best known as a member of Matt Mays’ band, however the Dartmouth based musician has already been awarded Nova Scotia Music Week’s Male Artist Recording Of The Year on the back of his 2013 solo EP. His first LP, No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five), is out now via Sonic Records. The album was produced by Liam O’Neil (The Stills, Metric) the album also features the talents of Josh Trager (Sam Roberts Band), Brian Murphy (Alvvays), and Leah Fay (July Talk).
The first single from Adam Baldwin’s debut LP, “Daylight” was inspired by the lead up to the last federal election in Canada, occurring during the recording sessions. “It’s a song about both the unity and division we felt as a country,” says Baldwin. “It’s a song that should remind us that this change was spurred by a desire for a different direction, and that while our course appears to have changed, we have to demand that it continue to do so.”
The title track and first song “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)” describes events in New York City in 1985, the year before Adam was born, and suggests how, thirty years on, not a lot in our culture has really changed. A particular unnamed real-estate developer, reality TV star, and politician personifies this idea.
“Anytime” and “Sparrow Song”, both featuring backup vocals from Leah Fay, loosely form a two act play and the centre piece of the album. In “Anytime” Adam sings about young love and all the hopes and fears that come with that, while “Sparrow Song” describes those fears when they become reality.
“Rehtaeh” is about the systemic failures that led to the death of Rehtaeh Parsons in 2013 and is, as Adam puts it “maybe the most important song I'll ever write.” The album closes with “Living Proof”, a song about the Canadian Dream, and how as Adam points out, “the dream is elusive because it isn't made available to everyone. It can't be attained by just anyone.”
ADAM BALDWIN TOUR DATES
Sep 14 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace (TURF)
Sep 18 - Toronto, ON @ Rebellion Stage (TURF)
Sep 21 - Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre^
Sep 22 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall^
Sep 24 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre^
Sep 27 - Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe%
Sep 29 - Montréal, QC @ Le Petite Campus%
Sep 30 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod’s
Oct 1 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace%
Oct 4 - London, ON @ London Music Hall%
Nov 16 - Moncton, NB @ Casino NB*
Nov 17 - St. John’s, NL @ St. John’s Convention Centre*
Nov 18 - Halifax, NS @ Forum Multi-Purpose Centre*
Nov 19 - Charlottetown, PE @ Murphy’s Community Centre*
^ with Charles Bradley
% with The Temperance Movement
* with Sam Roberts Band
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