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WINTERRUPTION – JP Hoe
March 31, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ottawa’s National Arts Centre or England’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival. A raucous rhythm section or a deft string ensemble. JP Hoe is a singer songwriter who continues to share his engaging brand of folk rock in one form or another. Over the years he’s brought the show to Australia, the US, Greenland, Europe, and coast to coast in Canada, with more on the horizon. His hometown JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday Show has grown to fill the historic Burton Cummings Theatre, selling out within a few days. He’s added music to film and television soundtracks, charted on CBC Radio 2, and is a member of local super group Middle of Nowhere. His passion to create grows stronger with every project.
“Canada has produced a glut of folk musicians, all wishing to follow in the foot- steps of such trailblazing legends as Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot. Few can reach that benchmark, but JP Hoe’s Saturday set came closer than most.” – Shropshire Star (UK)
‘New Wales’ draws on the simplicity and depth of the place they call home, with classic songwriting and production styles reminiscent of R.E.M. and Tom Petty, mixed with the immediacy and upbeat catchiness of MGMT and Beck. Pull back the veil on the seemingly straight-ahead pop songs and you’ll find something new every time, “I feel I’ve entered one of those vintage stores where the prices are a little higher than you want, but the crap-junk choices have already been sorted out.” says producer Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, The Weakerthans).
Veteran Winnipeg Musicians David Pankratz, Sandy Taronno, Matthew Harder, Matt Worobec and Jamie Taronno have played stages all over the world, whether writing, producing or touring with their own projects or lending skills to talented friends, they’ve developed a combined century of experience in the music industry, racking up major songwriting credits, awards, and loyal fans. The first two single releases, ‘Face Tattoo’ and ‘Winnipeg’ (Fall 2019) are rich with big, sing-along melodies and chord structures that can offer energizing positivity, or reflective beauty. “They’re the kind of songs you have blaring out of your convertible while driving down the freeway,” says mix engineer Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, The Strumbellas, Adele),“In my 25 plus years of making records I have always tried to work with artists who are true to themselves and their craft. New Wales more than fulfills that goal and I expect to hear big things from these guys.”
New Wales will be releasing a song, a video, and a remix every month for the rest of 2021. ‘Full Grown’, the first in line, will be released March 5th, 2021.
The West End Cultural Centre will continue to require that patrons wear facemasks and show proof of vaccination for all events in the venue.
We will continue to evaluate this policy as circumstances evolve.