Fred Eaglesmith Wraps Tin Can Caravan

Fred Eaglesmith Wraps Tin Can Caravan

Fred Eaglesmith Wraps Tin Can Caravan

📅29 October 2012, 00:11

October 29, 2012


Press & Fans Delight In Adventurous Music Tour

(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) When acclaimed singer-songwriter and hardened road warrior Fred Eaglesmith goes small, he really goes big. The iconoclastic rocker wrapped this throwback Route 66 Tin Can Caravan adventure here recently, having led a high-spirited, low-pretense musical procession across the country.

The 18-day Chicago-to-Santa Monica run on North America’s most historic and eclectic roadway celebrated music and culture in that uniquely Eaglesmith way. Just ask the Los Angeles Times, which raved about the finale of the trek’s series of performances – some planned, some impromptu:

“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.”

Plaudits were equally effusive at the Caravan’s origin, as a Chicago Tribune feature story noted that his current album 6 Volts “balances on the same rock-and-country precipice as Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’ and Steve Earle’s ‘Copperhead Road.'”

The Tribune went on to describe the Canadian-born rocker’s milieu, including his used-vegetable-oil-powered refurbished school bus: “Eaglesmith is proudly small, playing to a few hundred people. In addition to [the] bus, he travels with an RV and a band of country-rock musicians he calls the Traveling Steam Show. The heart of Eaglesmith’s cult appeal is his rickety story-songs, delivered in a wizened-but-pointed voice, about truckers, farm work, death, religion, booze and Johnny Cash.”

And, of course, there was plenty of praise along the way, including a cover story in the Bloomington, IN Pantagraph, which said that Eaglesmith ” writes from the gut, and in a direct, soulful way that transcends the barriers the music industry tends to erect these days around its icons.”

Fred Eaglesmith continues on the road with his Traveling Steam Show. Go to for more information.

The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show on tour:

Thurs, Nov 1, 2012  Princess Cinemas Waterloo, ON

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 S Hamilton Spectator Auditorium  Hamilton, ON (Fred only, solo show)

Sun, Nov 4, 2012  Sportsman Tavern  Buffalo, NY

Wed, Nov 7, 2012  Ashland Coffee & Tea  Ashland, VA

Sat, Nov 10, 2012  Sertoma Ranch  Brooksville, FL

Tue, Nov 13, 2012  Ashville, NC  The Grey Eagle

Wed, Nov 14, 2012  Harrisonburg, VA  Clementine Café

Fri, Nov 16, 2012  Sellersville Theater  Sellersville, PA

Sat, Nov 17, 2012  Iron Horse  Northampton, MA

Sun, Nov 18, 2012  Madison Hall  Morrisville, NY

Fri, Nov 23, 2012  Palmerston, ON  Palerston Legion

Sat, Nov 24, 2012  Peterborough, ON  The Red Dog

Dec 14 – 16, 2012 Annual Fred Eaglesmith Winter Weekend Lighthouse Festival Theater Port Dover, ON

Fri, Dec 21, 2012  Hugh’s Room  Toronto, ON

Thurs, Dec 27, 2012  Paramount  LaSalle, IL

Fri, Dec 31, 2012 Sengelmann Hall  Schulenburg, TX

Fri, Jan 4, 2013  ACES  Brandenton, FL

Fri, Jan 18, 2013  Eddit’s Attic  Decatur, GA

Sat, Jan 19, 2013 The Shed @ Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson  Maryville, TN

Fri, Jan 25, 2013  Emelin Theatre  Mamaroneck, NY

Sat, Jan 26, 2013  Mauch Opera House  Jim Thorpe, PA



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