Union Duke at Baba’s Sunday night
Toronto band Union Duke will be bringing its fast-driving, heelstomping brand of bluegrass/ folk to Baba’s Lounge this Sunday night.
The group is touring all across Canada this summer, making stops in Charlottetown, Halifax, Lunenberg and several other Maritime cities before moving on to the Prairie provinces in August.
Opening the show is local musician Nick Doneff, a regular staple of the P.E.I. folk scene. The two groups played together at Baba’s last September as well.
“We’ve always had a great time in P.E.I.,” says singer and percussionist Matt Warry-Smith. “The people are friendly, the food is delicious and the beach is actually pretty comfortable to sleep on.”
Anyone coming out to Baba’s can expect a night of high energy original folk compositions. Kerry Doole of New Canadian Music describes the music as “folkrock ... spiced with bluegrass and country flavours, with the resulting stew set on high boil.”
Touring in support of their second full-length album, “Cash & Carry”, Union Duke is getting used to life in the van.
“We’ve been debating what to name the tour,” says banjo player Jim McDonald.
“It’s down to the Healthy Tour Starts Tomorrow Tour 2015, the Watching Every Episode Of The Wire Tour 2015.”
Music starts at 11 p.m.; tickets are $7 at the door. Baba’s Lounge is at 81 University Ave.
All of the group’s music is available on their website, www.unionduke.com, and their albums are also available on iTunes.