East Coast rocker Joel Plaskett to play Kelowna with father Bill

Popular musicians will bring eclectic stylings to the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna

Canadian musician Joel Plaskett (right) will be in Kelowna on tour with his father Bill early next year.

Juno award winning East Coast rocker Joel Plaskett is coming to Kelowna early next year as part of a tour that is seeing him hitting the road with one of his biggest musical influences, his father Bill.

The energetic Plaskett, whose live show is considered one of the best among Canadian touring musicians, has become a nationally adored icon. Comfortable playing an eclectic array of genres, from blues and folk to hard rock and country to pop, Plaskett rose to prominence as a member of Halifax alternative rock band Thrush Hermit. His musical mastery can be heard in such tracks as Nowhere With You, Through & Through & Through, Jimmie’s Still Jimmie, Transit Strike and You’re Mine.

Joel and Bill Plaskett play the Mary Irwin Theatre in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna on Wednesday, March 29.

For years Plaskett toured and played with his band the Emergency or as a solo act but 2017 sees Joel hitting the road with one of his biggest musical influences, his father, Bill. Joined by special guests, Peterborough’s Mayhemingways the father and son duo will perform songs from their new record, Solidarity, as well as favourites from Joel’s vast catalogue of music.

Joel Plaskett has toured throughout North America and Europe with such performers as The Tragically Hip, Sloan and Kathleen Edwards.  Along the way he also amassed a veritable mountain of awards and honours.

Among these are the Juno Award nomination for Adult Alternative Album of the Year – The Park Avenue Sobriety Test (2016), Juno Award Winner Adult Alternative Album of the Year – Three (2010), Juno Award Nomination Songwriter of the Year – Through & Through & Through (2010), Juno Award Nomination Songwriter of the Year – Ashtray Rock (2008), Juno Award Nomination Songwriter of the Year – La De Da (2006), Juno Award Nomination Best Alternative Album of the Year (2004) and Juno Award Nomination Best New Artist of the Year – Down at The Khyber (2002).

Joel’s father BILL PLASKETT is also a musician and source of inspiration for his son.  Dedicated to the music, Bill was a cofounder of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, the reknowned musical event in this UNESCO World Heritage town.  Something magical happens when father and son take the stage together

Tickets are $39.50 (plus Facility Fee & Service Charges), available at the Box Office (Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm) or online at www.rotarycentreforthearts.com.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 2.

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