The Guardian (Charlottetown)
Fraser McCallum of Racoon Bandit at the Trailside on Aug. 3
Racoon Bandits' Fraser McCallum and Colin Buchanan will be playing the Trailside in Charlottetown at the Holman Grand Hotel Monday, Aug. 3, with Rick Sparkes.
McCallum and Buchanan make up half of the awardwinning band, Racoon Bandit, recipients of several Music P.E.I. awards, ECMA nominations and many album-of-the-year lists.
McCallum is the frontman and main writer for the Island group. Buchanan, who is also a member of local bands Sorrey and Paper Lions, works as a full-time music producer.
The band's music shows a knack for warm folk-rock arrangements that hide an anthemic bite; something that goes smoothly next to daydreamed campfires and docks at sunset.
Since the release of his debut LP, 2018’s The Trouble with the Light, Sparkes, who is a writer and musician, has been burning the candle at both ends.
“I’m a father first. Everything else could fall apart tomorrow, so long as my children are healthy and happy,” says Sparkes.
“I’m a writer second and a performer third. The instinct to create is an innate part of my identity, whether I’m writing an album or a poetry book about 17th-century Egyptian map-makers.
Tickets are available at www.trailside.ca, Back Alley Music or call 902-394-3626. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m.