TORONTO, August 18th, 2009 After a summer of canoe tripping, music fests and campfire concerts, Toronto-based acoustic roots rocker Dave Borins and harmonica/ slide player Jordan Safer (Urban Preacher) will tour across Canada from sea to shining sea.
With the onstage energy of Neil Young and Joel Plaskett, the humor of Louden Wainwright, and the wisdom of Townes Van Zandt, Borins has been been gaining a lot of attention. Based in Toronto, he was nominated for "Best Live Acoustic Performer" and "Best Folk Artist" at the 2008 "Toronto Indie Music Awards." He has played to sold out audiences in NY city, and all over Southern Ontario. His 100th show was celebrated in 2009 with a sell out Debut at Toronto's storied "Hugh's Room."
Launching in September 2009, the four-month music and media tour will promote Borins EP entitled Lucky Ones and mark Daves first set of performances east of Quebec and west of Ontario.
"how can I call myself a Canadian performing artist if I haven't covered the land from coast to coast? To me, music is the spouse of discovery, I intend to nurture that relationship on this road. that's why we're taking the time to stop in national parks, and sleep in the houses of strangers." - dave borins
The East coast leg kicks off in Toronto on September 3rd 2009 at czehoski's.
Borins will hit the following eastern stages:
Sept 3rd Czehoski's Toronto, ON. Sept 6th Bearly's House of Blues Halifax, NS Sept 8th The Grapevine St Johns, NL Sept 9th CBTG's St Johns, NL Sept 10th Whalen's Pub St Johns, NL Sept 11th Whalen's Pub St Johns, NL Sept 12th The Bar Room Cornerbrook, NL Sept 14th Plan B Moncton, NB Sept 15th Bridge st. Cafe Sackville, NB (Dave's birthday show) Sept 24th The Rainbow Room Ottawa, ON Sept 25th The Green Room Montreal, QC Look for Daves new EP The Lucky Ones, available for preview on his Myspace page, and for sale on Itunes. The west coast leg of the tour is set for November, and dates are still being finalized. If you are interested in booking Dave, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Lucky Ones, a five-song EP, fuses the warmth of late 60's Island Record releases with a modern country/roots flair. Sometimes jaunty, sometimes melancholy, but always familiar..... a testament to his ease on the stage and command of the space. No studio is needed to weave Borins' magic; he's got it naturally." - Lucid Forge - Canadian Arts and Entertainment Mag