Mar 1: Mike Trask + David R. Elliott *TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR*

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Mar 1: Mike Trask + David R. Elliott *TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR*


Mike Trask

The name alone evokes a compelling image . Yet until you actually meet the owner of the title, you will not have an inkling as to who the man really is. So, who is he? Or — perhaps a more appropriate inquiry would be — how is he?

Trask has been sculpted by the people, surroundings, and events that line his life. What sets him apart and puts him a little left of center — hell, a lot — is the way in which he dissects everything, turns it loose reimagined, and yet still glowing with some universal truth. Growing up in rural Nova Scotia as a fisherman tuned his brain to a different frequency. The near-constant 3 AM awakenings allowed him to absorb the peculiar and elusive thought patterns which float around in the pre-dawn. By applying these to his creative output he has achieved a unique position within the songsphere.

Now, you may hear him perform solo and liken it to straight up folk / roots / blues music. And it is…
But listen closer — especially on record – — and there’s something more: think Dylan Thomas meets Lightnin' Hopkins in a Maritime basement bar in a not so distant future; think of some wharf-rat scoundrel searching for his long-lost father and finding out it’s Waits; think of a twisted, weird, saltwater hick stumbling upon his own genius and broadcasting it to the world with an antenna of rusty coat-hangers. Use your imagination. It’s exactly what he is asking you to do.

David R. Elliott

David R. Elliott is a prolific Canadian songwriter, with a unique perspective anchored in a childhood split evenly between rural and urban poverty. His respect for the craft of song is inclusive of all genres and his exploration of lower working class struggles is a specifically East Coast answer to Bruce Springsteen, Randy Newman and Ryan Adams.

Moral of the story? These two talents never disappoint; this is a must-see show.

$10 Cash at the door
All Ages, everyone welcome!

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