Johnson Crook – a roots rock band from Toronto – is set to hit the stage at The Mansion this Friday, December 1st, joined by Kingston’s alt/indie Dan Taylor Band along with Jeremy Pendergast.
Johnson Crook released their debut full-length record this summer – aptly titled, The Album – featuring tracks off their self-titled EP including Mr Nobody, with Tom Cochrane on guest vocals (Check out the band with Tom Cochrane singing Life is a Highway).
Johnson Crook recently premiered their music video for The Album’s single Minnedosa (below) – a song about the Crook brothers’ original hometown in Manitoba.
“Minnedosa is the only song on The Album that all four of us had a hand in writing,” said the band, in a release. “Even though it specifically names the Crook brothers’ hometown of Minnedosa, Manitoba, the theme of the song is universal. We’ve all felt the pull of the big city and the need to get out of the town where we grew up. In fact, we didn’t meet until we all had moved to Toronto! The song came about one night when we were talking about our lives in Toronto, reminiscing about where we grew up, and people from back home.”
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Nathan Crook said, “I love Minnedosa. The story in this song isn’t necessarily reflective of how we feel about the town.” His brother, Trevor, added. “Minnedosa is like a sanctuary for me. A special place I can escape to and truly find myself again.”
Also performing at The Mansion, Dan Taylor Band is an alternative/indie rock band from Kingston that delivers “ballads and bluesy tunes in an upbeat, melodic fashion”
Check out them out in the Queen’s Music Club’s QM Sessions video following the Johnson Crook video below.
Johnson Crook – Minnedosa:
QM Sessions // Dan Taylor – Get Out Of My Dreams:
Photo (edited): Youtube Screencap