:: We're in the middle of making another record. Pedal-steel, fiddles, horns and trains. Trains and all the lovely things that get railroaded by our big, beautiful onward march. Thanks to those folks at FACTOR who gave us a good chunk of money to make it.
Until then, like us on Facebook. That is, until something else comes along and railroads it out of the way.
:: June 28. Casa del Popolo.
:: July 24. Casa del Popolo.
:: July 28. Ramsay Road Festival. Chelsea, QC.
:: P'tit Tour d'Ontario
Along with Serena Jean and pedal-steel king Joe Grass, Li'l Andy will be hitting the 401 on an Ontario tour. Here's the dates:
:: Tuesday, October 25th. MONTREAL, QC. LE DIVAN ORANGE.
:: Wednesday, October 26th. OTTAWA, ON. THE ELMDALE TAVERN.
:: Thursday, October 27th. KINGSTON, ON. THE TAVERN.
:: Friday, October, 28. TORONTO, ON. THE DAKOTA TAVERN.
:: Saturday, October 29. KIMBERLEY, ON. KIMBERLEY HALL.
And come see Li'l Andy at Montreal's illustrious RIALTO THEATRE on November 11th, with The Unsettlers!
:: Video for Keep Rolling, Gospel Train
Check out this video, made during the recording of our last album in the Eglise St. Jean Baptiste cathedral.
Watch it here, on the ever-popular "YouTub".
:: September 22, 2011. Andy and the band will be playing in Quartiers des Spectacles for the POP MONTREAL festival, before the Arcade Fire show. 3pm to 5pm.
::September 25, 2011. POP MONTREAL PRESENTS "Sacred Sunday" with Patrick Watson, Li'l Andy & lotsa special guests. At MONTREAL'S UKRAINIAN FEDERATION (5213 rue Hutchison).
Watch this video of last year's SACRED SUNDAY: Pat Watson, Li'l Andy, Joe Grass and Brad Barr - "Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land".
::August 14, 2011. The Shigawake Music Festival. Shigawake, Gaspésie, QC.
::Sunday, July 31, 2011. SappyFest. Sackville, New Brunswick.
::Saturday, July 30, 2011. SappyFest. Sackville, New Brunswick.
::Friday, July 29, 2011. SappyFest. Sackville, New Brunswick.
::Friday, June 3rd, 2011. At Montreal's Casa del Popolo.
With Dave Lang and Jimi Maze.
::Sunday, July 3, 2011. At Montreal's L'Esco! with Carolyn Mark.
::Saturday, July 2, 2011. At Wakefield's Black Sheep Inn with Carolyn Mark.
::Sunday, July 31, 2011. SappyFest. Sackville, New Brunswick.
:: Past Shows::
-Friday, January 21 - Zoobizaare (6388 St. Hubert), Montreal.
with The Mountains & the Trees and Zachary Lucky
-Friday, February 18 - Le Divan Orange, Montreal.
with Glass Passenger
-Saturday, February 19 - Cagibi, Montreal.
with David Macleod and Emma Baxter
::NEW ALBUM on CD and VINYL::
Li'l Andy's new album, All Who Thirst Come to the Waters, will be in stores nationwide in May 2010. Andy and the band moved all the equipment (and the piano) from The Treatment Room Recording Studio into Montreal's St. Jean Baptiste Cathedral for six days and recorded live amongst the votive candles and holy reverb. Go to our MySpace to listen to a few songs from the new record, or buy it here.
:: SHOWS! SHOWS! SHOWS!
April 30, 2010 - The Local Pub. Toronto, ON
May 1st, 2010 - The Jane Bond. Waterloo, ON
With Jerry Leger and The Situation
::Montreal CD and VINYL LAUNCH!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - La Sala Rossa.
With the lovely opening act, Ms. Katie Moore.
Saturday, May 15, 2010 - The Black Sheep Inn. Wakefield, QC
. With Joe Grass.
July 10, 2010 - The Ramsay Road Music Festival, Chelsea, QC
August 12, 13, 14, and 15 The Shigawake Music Festival. Shigawake, Gaspésie, QC.
August 28, 2010 - THE DAKOTA TAVERN, Toronto, ON.
With Carolyn Mark.
::SPECIAL EVENT!!! Thursday, October 1, 2009.
Andy and the band will be playing a "very intimate" show at this year's Pop Montreal Festival. The famous Treatment Room Recording Studio will be hosting a concert/live album taping where the boys will be recording a whack of brand new songs, all live with chair squeaks and audience-member coughing included! That means they'll have, like, two albums in the can when you include the country-gospel opus, All Who Thirst Come to the Waters, due out next year. Fun!
You can buy tickets here and only here: buy tickets.
::FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30. Andy'll be playing with his buds Carolyn Mark and NQ Arbuckle at Montreal's always-convivial Casa Del Popolo. 4873 boul. St-Laurent.
::AUGUST 13, 14, 15, and 16. The Shigawake Music Festival Everyone is giddy with glee at the idea of playing the 1st Annual Shigawake Music Festival. Yup, that's way out there on the tip of Gaspésie!. We're takin' the train. It's like Festival Express, but in 2009.
::SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND. Li'l Andy and the boys will be playing Montreal's Osheaga Festival in Parc Jean Drapeau. They are very excited to meet The Coldplays and The Beastiality Boys.
::SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH. Come to The Festival Folk sur le Canal at Montreal's St. Ambroise Brewery for a day of music with totally awesome bands like Li'l Andy and his band, Joel Plaskett, Yonder Hill, and Socalled. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
::TUESDAY, JUNE 23rd. Li'l Andy and the boys will be playing at The Green Room, with Toronto's Jerry Leger & The Situation. 9pm. $6.
::SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH. Andy and a bunch of other bands will be playing the Suoni per il Popolo festival's Popolo dans le Parc. That's in that little park in Montreal at the corner of St. Laurent and St. Joseph (aka Parc LaHaie). Shows run from 2pm to 6pm.
There's a real snazzy gallery of photos from the Li'l Andy and the Uplift Gospel Choir show at the Ukrainian Federation. Click here!.
::SUNDAY, MAY 17. POP MONTREAL PRESENTS "Li'l Andy & The Be Free Gospel Choir" at the MONTREAL'S UKRANIAN FEDERATION (5213 rue Hutchison).
Join Andy and Montreal's The Uplift Gospel Choir as they perform new songs from Li'l Andy & Karaoke Cowboy's upcoming country-gospel album.
Listen to Andy on the radio as he hosts CKUT 90.3 FM's "Country Classics" show with Katie Moore, Julia Kater and Dara Weiss spin the tunes at 8:00 p.m. every Sunday. Listen on the "internet" here: Country Classics
::POP MONTREAL COLUMN::
Andy started writing his "on-line column" for the Pop Montreal festival's website again. This week's story is a reflection on condominium design and the American painter, Edward Hopper. Check it out here.
::FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009. MILE END GUITAR SHOP. MONTREAL.
Playing some beautiful handmade guitars by the luthiers at Montreal's new Mile End Guitar Shop. 9:00pm. 5555 de Gaspé (at St. Viateur).
::SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2009. L'ESCO. MONTREAL.
With No Barbers Required.
::FRIDAY, APRIL 24. AT THE DAKOTA TAVERN, TORONTO.
with Jerry Leger
::AT SALA ROSA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2009::
Catch Li'l Andy and the band at Montreal's La Sala Rosa with The United Steelworkers of Montreal and bluegrass masters Yonder Hill.
::BARFLY. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009::
With Brie Neilson and Steve Brockley.
TODAY'S THE DAY
There's a photo of Andy on the cover of today's Montreal Gazette. He looks kinda dorky, but there's a good story that accompanies it in the Arts section. Click here for the link. For the rest of the media coverage for the show, please see the PRESS section.
TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT
Li'l Andy will be teaming up with Ideal Lovers for one of the biggest shows of this year's Pop Montreal festival. They'll be performing Neil Young's classic album "Tonight's the Night" at Montreal's finest vaudeville-cum-porno theatre, Cinema L'Amour. Check out the special MySpace page for details and photos.
The video for "Auburn Fades Away" is finished. All the crazy time-lapse photography and animated pastel sketches of trains were directed, animated and drawn by Dale Hayward. You should watch it. Here's a link to its home in the "YouTube." Or, you can see it on our MySpace.
The last instalment of Andy's on-going tour diaries on the Pop Montreal website is up. In this episode, follow Li'l Andy & Karaoke Cowboy through the relaxation haven of Nelson, BC. Click here to read it. You can find links to all the preceeding chapters there, too. Andy's regular column, "One time, my brother and I...," (about non-tour things) will be back on the site in a month or so.
::Tuesday, June 17th, 2008. Le Divan Orange, Montreal, QC. Opening for Langhorne Slim
::Saturday, July 5th. 12:00pm. Theatre Ste. Catherine's 4th Annual Stampede Breakfast!
::Thursday, July 17th, 2008. The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON.
::Saturday, July 19th, 2008. The "Bear Attack" Festival, Chelsea, QC.
::Saturday, August 23rd, 2008. The Black Sheep Inn. Wakefield, QC.
::Friday, September 5th, 2008. Le Divan Orange. Montreal, QC.
NIGHTLIFE MAGAZINE's April issue features an interview with Li'l Andy. Check it out. The photo's real big and if you look close you can see photographer Blake Curtis reflected in Andy's huge sunglasses. Read it online here.
ANDY HOSTS A RADIO SHOW NOW?! NEAT!!!
Nearly every Sunday, you can now hear Andy imposing his taste in country music on everybody around Montreal on CKUT 90.3 FM's "Country Classics" show. Li'l Andy and co-hosts Katie Moore, Julia Kater and Dara Weiss spin the tunes at 8:00 p.m. every Sunday. Listen on the "internet" here: Country Classics
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
:: Sunday, March 30th. Sugar Shack Monthly Mess. Imago Theatre, Montreal.
:: Friday, April 11th. Casa Del Popolo.
:: Friday, May 16th. L'Escogriffe. With opening act, The Stables.
:: Friday, May 23rd. Le Divan Orange. With opening act, The Unionist Ministers.
As always, Andy's tour diaries are up at the Pop Montreal festival's website. The most recent chapter, The Attack of the B.C. Lioness divulges everything you ever wanted to know about country musicians suffering from sexual harassment in the workplace while on tour in Kelowna, BC.
Check out Andy's on-going tour diaries at the informative and entertaining Pop Montreal website. This week's entry (chapter 4) is entitled Get 'er done!: Notes Towards an Understanding of Calgary. If you've got the time, here's links to Chapter 3: I Love Winnipeg and There's Nothing You Can Do About it!", Chapter 2: Sudbury and Thereafter, and Chapter One Meeting Leonard Cohen.
"Filming," that is to say "animating," on the "Auburn Fades Away" video is in progress. We'll be throwing it down the YouTube at the end of January.
Here's some shows for 2008:
:: Tuesday, February 5th. L'Escogriffe. Montreal, QC (with Matt Masters from Calgary!)
:: Thursday, February 14th. Valentine's Day at the Wheel Bar!
:: Wednesday, February 20th. Hootenanny night with Lake of Stew at Le Cagibi
Shows this month:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH: Barfly's "Honky Tonk Tuesdays" series. With Tavis and Jeff from the Royal Mountain Band and Bree from The Unsettlers.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH: Bar St. Laurent 2 (St. Laurent coin St. Viateur) with Saskatoon's Shuyler Jansen and The Deep Dark Woods.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD: Total rock-out at Le Divan Orange.
There's also a healthy selection of tour photos at our MySpace, if you're into that kinda thing: click here
We are back from tour. We are back from the FMEAT festival. We will be posting photos and press soon. In the meantime, read chapter 1 and chapter 2 of Andy's tour diaries on the Pop Montreal website. Thanks to all the well-wishers, concert goers and rabble-rousers we met on the way.
Come see us at the Salon de la Musique Indépendante de Montréal at L'Escogriffe on Wednesday, September 12th.
Li'l Andy & Karaoke Cowboy will be playing at the big ol' Pop Montreal Festivale on Wednesday, October 3rd at Le Divan Orange (St. Laurent coin Rachel). With Old Man Luedecke.
And we'll be at the Halifax Pop Explosion on Thursday, October 18th. With The Divorcees.
Thanks to the fine folks at FACTOR, Li'l Andy & Karaoke Cowboy will be heading out on a cross-Canada tour in August. Here's the dates:
"YOUR DISAPPEARING HOMETOWN" tour
Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse - July 30
Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo - August 2
Winnipeg, MB - The Times Change(d) - August 4
Regina, SK - The Club - August 5
Calgary, AB - Broken City - August 6
Kelowna, BC - The Minstrel Café - August 10
Victoria, BC - Logan's Tavern - August 11
Vancouver, BC - Vancouver, BC -The Railway Club - August 13
Calgary, AB - A Bar Named Sue - August 14
Edmonton, AB - The Velvet Underground -August 16
Craik, SK - The Field Festival - August 17
Craik, SK - The Field Festival - August 18
Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Loplop's Gallery and Lounge - August 23
Wakefield, QC - The Black Sheep Inn - August 30
Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Festival de musique émergente
en Abitibi-Témiscamingue - August 31
Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Festival de musique émergente
en Abitibi-Témiscamingue - September 1
Check back as more dates are being added...
And there's a whack of Quebec dates, too, mes ami(e)s--
Quebec City - Le Festival OFF du Québec - July 11
Wakefield, QC - The Black Sheep Inn - Thursday, August 30
And headlining a double-header at Rouyn-Noranda's Festival de musique émergente
en Abitibi-Témiscamingue in northern Quebec on August 31st AND September 1st at the El Paso.
Friday, May 25th-Bar Mirror Promotions presents Li'l Andy at Le Divan Orange.
Saturday, June 9th-the FringePOP festival presents Li'l Andy & Karaoke Cowboy with the Unsettlers, the Dress Whites, and the Darling Demaes. At Club Lambi.
There's 2 more instalments of Li'l Andy's on-line Pop Montreal column, "One time, my brother and I..." Check out Andy's prose stylin's here and here.
The website of Montreal's now-infamous, drinking-party-with-the-stars----the Pop Montreal Festival, is now hosting a regular column by Li'l Andy. Check out Andy's anecdotal musings, in "One time, my brother and I...".
The Hootenanny Tour, starring Carolyn Mark, Jenny Whitely, Luther Wright, and Hank & Lily are breezing into Central Canada! Andy will be joining them March 29th at Montreal's Main Hall, Almonte, Ontario's Old Town Hall on the 31st, and on April Fools' Day at The Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield.
Friday, April 6th
Begin your Good Friday in style as Li'l Andy & Karaoke Cowboy play Montreal's La Sala Rosa with Courtney Wing.
Saturday, April 14th
Li'l Andy & Karaoke Cowboy, with Percy Farm and intimidatingly sexy girl rockers
The Sunday Sinners. Good times. At Le Divan Orange
Li'l Andy & Karaoke Cowboy are pleased to host Six Shooter Records' NQ Arbuckle and Ottawa's The John Henrys at the one and only Casa Del Popolo. $8.
Andy'll be doing some songs at the Diary of a Lost Circus burlesque extravaganza. He generally doesn't feel comfortable around those rockabilly types, but is willing to try any show once. At Cafe Campus.