Canada has produced some of the world’s most enduring songwriters and Joel Plaskett is hailed as one of the best. With countless awards to his credit, thousands of tour dates, and numerous recording and producing projects under his belt, Plaskett remains one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today.
He will play an intimate solo show at the Meaford Hall Opera House on Wednesday, April 9 at 8 pm. A quickly dwindling number of tickets are available for $35 online at meafordhall.ca or through the Box Office at 519.538.0463.
In demand as a producer, Joel has produced recordings for artists such as Sarah Slean, Al Tuck, David Myles, Steve Poltz, and most recently, buzz act Mo Kenney. 2013 saw the completion and launch of Joel’s new recording studio, New Scotland Yard. This past February, he was nominated by the East Coast Music Association as Producer of the Year. The rest of 2014 will see him continue to amass production credits with several projects already on the schedule – including a new record of his own.
In 2012, Joel and The Emergency worked around the clock, sending weekly volleys to fight off the seasonal blues: a brand new song – recorded, mixed, mastered, and released – every single week for ten weeks, accompanied by snippets of video documenting the process in-studio. It was an epic undertaking, which came together in the physical release of his eighth recording, Scrappy Happiness. The album garnered outstanding reviews and Joel Plaskett and The Emergency have been touring steadily since its release.
Scrappy Happiness is the follow-up to Joel’s hugely successful triple record, Three, which garnered overwhelming media response and caught the attention of international audiences. Where Three is a thoughtful solo record that offers up gems that range from pure pop to soul stirring folk, Scrappy Happiness is an epic melodic rock record powered by stellar songs and a sense of urgency.
Whether touring in Canada, the US, Australia or the UK – with his rock band The Emergency, or giving more intimate shows as a solo artist – Plaskett consistently excites and inspires his audiences. Many local residents have already come into Meaford Hall to express their excitement at his upcoming solo show on the Opera House stage and pick up their tickets. With the house filling up quickly it is sure to be a fun show with great energy.
For more information on this and other Meaford Hall events you can visit their website and buy online at meafordhall.ca, call 1.877.538.0463