TURF: Take The River And The Road

Toronto Urban Roots Festival takes place Sep 18, 19 and 20 at Fort York. Its a lot of bands, it’s a lot of time but there are three stages as well as shows at Lee’s Palace and the Legendary Horseshoe. SLOWCITY has some suggestions for you.

Saturday Sep. 19 - South Stage - 2:15 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.

Whichever route you take, The River And The Road will bring you to the same place. Call it Americana or Canadiana, possibly even Australiana as Andrew Phelan travelled from Oz to Vancouver where he met Keenan Lawlor and together they set out on a well trodden country path. Two became four and the band have developed a sound on their most recent album, Headlights, on Maple Music, not unlike a pairing of the Tragically Hip and Boy And Bear. They’ve been hooking up with Sam Roberts Band and the Arkells which would indicate a rockier road ahead of them rather the slipstream of the river but they are are a band on the move and one to seek out.