Fred Eaglesmith Band Leads Route 66 Tin Can Caravan

Fred Eaglesmith Band Leads Route 66 Tin Can Caravan

Fred Eaglesmith Band Leads Route 66 Tin Can Caravan

📅23 February 2012, 23:52

February 23, 2012



Rocker/Writer’s New Album 6 Volts Drawing Widespread Praise



(LOS ANGELES) What happens when one of North America’s most heralded and adventurous rock songwriters hits the continent’s iconic and eclectic Route 66 for a two-week-plus marriage of hits and kitsch? Ticketholders for the 2012 Route 66 Tin Can Caravan will find out as the Fred Eaglesmith Band headlines the 18-day Chicago-to-Santa Monica journey.


Full-ride attendees will enjoy a wi-fi equipped motor coach across the legendary road’s full expanse, or can choose from individual segments within the Sept. 13 to Sept. 30 itinerary. Throughout, the tour will be followed by a caravan of cars, campers, bikes and vans. All will be visiting some of Route 66’s colorful attractions and enjoying performances along the way from one of the most storied traveling musicians in contemporary music.


Eaglesmith’s road exploits have a mythical air to them, from his nearly superhuman touring pace to prior excursions on road and rail. All will pale, however, in comparison to “Fred’s Ultimate Road Trip.” For details, visit


As the Arizona Daily Star said recently of Eaglesmith, “Everywhere he goes these days, concerts are sold out and his merchandise flies off tables.” The fervor certainly extends to his latest album 6 Volts, his 19th, which was recently called “one of our favorite albums of the year” by No Depression. And that’s just a taste of the acclaim it’s been receiving:

  • “Fred Eaglesmith’s latest release 6 Voltsis rapidly becoming our most played disk since we scored a copy” –Houston Press
  • “The music is pure emotion with hurting steel guitar and tortured guitar solos on ‘Johnny Cash.'” –Lethbridge L.A. Beat Magazine
  • “In the songs on 6 Volts,you know Fred really means it. He ain’t quitting anytime soon. Thank something for that.”  –Stylus Magazine
  • “Eaglesmith, a prolific songwriter and recording artist who can make audiences think and laugh, is on the endless highway with 6 Volts, a plain, simple and powerful CD (his 19th) that salutes his roots and the music he grew up with”  –San Antonio Express
  • “It’s a powerful piece of work… There’s a raw energy in tracks such as ‘Betty’ and the title track, where the lead guitar slices into the foreground and electrifies the room.” –Atlanta Journal Constitution

Upcoming tour dates:

Feb 23               The Barn  Gilroy, CA

Feb 24               Chico’s Women Club  Chico, CA

Feb 25               The Center for the Arts  Grass Valley, CA

Feb 26               Rancho Nicasio  Nicasio, CA

March 3             Jefferson Hall  Ogden, UT

March 5             The United Center  Idaho Springs, CO

March 7             Knuckleheads  Kansas City, MO

March 9             The Highdive  Champaign, IL

March 31           Masonic Hall  Stratford, ON

April 12             Old Town School of Folk Music  Chicago, IL

April 13             Stoughton Opera House  Stoughton, WI

April 14             Russell’s Bar and Grill  Annandale, MN

April 15             The Cedar Cultural Center  Minneapolis, MN

April 17             Marketplace on 8th, Grafton, ND

April 19             Murray Bar, Livingston, MT

April 20             Machinery Row  Great Falls, MT

April 21             The Slice  Lethbridge, AB

April 22             Black Diamond Hotel  Black Diamond, AB

April 24             Tracks Pub, Olds, AB

April 28             Yukon Arts Center  Whitehorse, YK

April 30             KIAC Oddfellows Ballroom  Dawson City, YK

May 1               St Elias Convention Centre  Haines Junction, YK

May 3               Pioneer Park Theatre  Fairbanks, AK

May 4-6             Tap Root  Anchorage, AK

May 12              Belle Petroleum Centre  Peace River, BC

May 13              Jasper Legion, Jasper, AB

May 17              Caravan Theatre, Armstrong, BC

May 18              St James Hall  Vancouver, BC

May 19              Treehouse Cafe, Bainbridge Island, WA

May 22              Gravel Bar, Ennis, MT

June 1               Windrifter, Midland, ON

June 2               Casbah Collingwood, ON

June 6               The Mansion  Kingston, ON

June 7               Castaways  Ithaca, NY

June 8               Narrows Center for the Arts  Fall River, MA

June 9-11           Roots on the River  Bellows Falls, VT

June 12              Turning Point Cafe, Piermont, NY

June 13              World Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

June 14              The Birchmere  Alexandria, VA

June 15              Mockingbird  Staunton, VA

June 16              Stuarts Opera House, Nelsonville, OH

June 22              Saugeen Summer Nights, Harriston, ON

July 8                The Palomino  Calgary, AB

July 26              Ballard Park  Ridgefield, CT

July 27              Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY

July 28              Bull Run, Shirley, MA

July 29              Ossipee Valley Music Festival  Osipee Valley, ME

July 30              The Community Center on Cliff Island  Cliff Island, ME

Aug 11              Live From the Rock Folk Festival  Red Rock, ON

Aug 16              Canada’s Southern Railway Station  St. Thomas, ON

Aug 17-19          Fred Eaglesmith Annual Charity Picnic Aylmer, ON

Aug 24 & 25      Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, Ontonagon, MI

Sept 13-30         Tin Can Caravan Tour



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