Fred Eaglesmith Prepares New Party Platform

Fred Eaglesmith Prepares New Party Platform

Fred Eaglesmith Prepares New Party Platform

📅25 January 2013, 00:19

“Eaglesmith snarled out lyrics that underscore his overriding attitude that music and musicians ought to be cherished in the here-and-now and valued for the quality of their art, not the size of their bank accounts or TV ratings.” – Los Angeles Times

January 25, 2013


No Politician, Road-Hardened Musician Cuts To The Core Issues

(ANYWHERE, North America) Acclaimed singer-songwriter, recording artist and relentless performer Fred Eaglesmith is taking his campaign to the people with songs and shows that are part musical revival and part stump speech. But unlike rivals in the political parties, Eaglesmith and his Rock And Roll Party are pushing an entertainment platform built on honesty. And the underpinning is Fred’s songwriting.

Never one to compromise, Eaglesmith is unabashed in pursuit of his muse, already writing songs for the follow-up to his critically-praised and fan favorite current album 6 Volts. His completely immersive writing process is an end unto itself. “I am the luckiest creative person in the world,” he says. “It starts with a little idea and it slowly develops into it’s own world that I begin to live in. I always have a bunch of new songs that I can play for the band and for pals.”

Such is Fred’s devotion, that all other concerns are secondary. “Living in the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle has actually required me to go backwards,” he explains. “We travel in buses that are getting older and rattier. They burn cooking oil. We’re camping out a lot. I’m more dedicated to music than the business. The music is a cause, not a business.”

Fred Eaglesmith’s musical themes may be in constant flux but an unwavering commitment to music remains. The Rock And Roll Party, in many ways, evokes a bygone era in which the message, the performance, the art trumped business, packaging and convention. What could be more patriotic?

See Fred Eaglesmith and The Traveling Steam Show and join the Rock And Roll Party on tour:

Jan. 24             Hungry Tiger Café, Manchester, CT

Jan. 25             Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY

Jan. 26             Mauch Opera House, Jim Thorpe, PA


Feb. 2              The Sanctuary Arts Center, Ridgeway, ONT

Feb. 10            Netherlands Amsterdam: Paradiso SOLO

Feb. 11            Netherlands Edam: De Harmonie SOLO

Feb. 14            Netherlands Utrecht: Ekko SOLO

Feb. 15            United Kingdom Brighton: Palmeira SOLO

Feb. 16            United Kingdom Glasgow: Stereo SOLO

Feb. 17            United Kingdom Chorley: Saint Bede’s SOLO

Feb. 19            United Kingdom Bristol: St Bonaventure’s SOLO

Feb. 20             United Kingdom Nottingham: The Maze @ The Forest Tavern SOLO

Feb. 21            United Kingdom Oxford: The Bullingdon SOLO

Feb. 22            United Kingdom Denham: Court Farm SOLO

Feb. 24            Netherlands Spijkerboor (Dr): ‘t Keerpunt SOLO

Feb. 25            Netherlands Tilburg: 013 SOLO

Feb. 28            Ship Inn, St. John’s, NL

March 1          Ship Inn, St. John’s, NL

March 7          E-Bar, Guelph, ON

March 8          Class Act Dinner Theatre, Whitby, ON

March 9          Park Theater and Performing Arts, Cobourg, ON

March 13        Neat Coffee Shop, Burnstown, ON

March 15        Wilno Tavern,, Wilno, ON

March 16        The Blacksheep Inn Wakefield, QC

April 5                        Meaford Hall, Meaford, ONT

April 6,           London Music Club, London, ONT

April 12          The Highdive, Champaign, IL

April 13          Knuckleheads, Kansas City, MO

April 17          Dosey Doe Music Café, Conroe, TX

April 18 – 19   Old Settler’s Music Festival, Driftwood, TX

April 20          Granada Theater, Dallas, TX

April 21          Blue Door, Oklahoma City, OK

April 27          Ancient Order of Hibernians – Dean Michael Division 1, Oswego, NY

May 25           Blyth Festival, Memorial Hall, Blyth, ONT



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