This is definitely a major news event on the One Chord to Another scale. Wonderful Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Feuerstack will be touring in Europe throughout February and the schedule includes two Finnish dates. On the 6th of February, he will play in Tampere at Valoa Festivaali (Artturi) and a day later on the 7th of February, he visits our Flavour of the Month Club in Turku (Pikku-Torre). I’m extremely excited, because I’m a big fan and have spent a lot of time listening to his music during the last year and a half. Yeah, I know. Year and a half isn’t much, because this man has been making great music since mid 90s, but I didn’t join the choir until his 2013 release Tambourine Death Bed. That’s because I was clueless prick before that and hadn’t listened to him while he was performing under that Snailhouse moniker (Tambourine Death Bed was the first one released under his own name). During the last six months I’ve also added a couple of Snailhouse albums (Lies On The Prize and Sentimental Gentleman) to my collection and those are just as fabulous as the newer material.
Michael Feuerstack is currently getting ready to release his new album The Forgettable Truth. The album comes out in February on a great Canadian label Forward Music Group. You’ll find the first outtakes from the forthcoming album below. I also added a few of my own Michael Feuerstack/Snailhouse favourites there. You can hear/buy all of his material at Bandcamp or order a copy to your local record store.
Michael Feuerstack in Finland:
Friday 6.2. Valoa-Festivaali, Artturi, Tampere
Saturday 7.2 Flavour of the Month, Pikku-Torre, Turku
Clackity Clack From the forthcoming album The Forgettable Truth
The Devil From the forthcoming album The Forgettable Truth
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Friday Night Guard from his 2014 album Singer Songer. The vocalist on this one is one of my all-time favourite musicians, John K Samson (The Weakerthans).
Scorekeeper from his 2013 album Tambourine Death Bed.
Daydream from Snailhouse’s 2011 classic Sentimental Gentleman. Such a brilliant song.
(Not) Superstitious from his 2008 release Lies on the Prize.
That’s actually as far as I have gone back on the Michael Feuerstack back catalogue. I’m sure there are plenty of great tracks on the earlier Snailhouse albums as well and of course this was just a tip of the iceberg. Just one great song from each of those four gorgeous albums that I own and a couple from the forthcoming album.
That’s all for now. I’ll write another reminder a few days before the shows. Visit the links below to find more information about this great Canadian tunesmith. Before reading that bio on his website, I wasn’t aware that in the 80s Michael also had a band with Rick White who became front man of Eric’s Trip. I know a few of my friends used to love that band, so that might be another interesting fact.