The inaugural event, co presented by Outlaws & Gunslingers (Six Shooter Records + Starfish Entertainment), comes to Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern during Canada’s high profile music confab featuring Canadian artists who push roots and folk boundaries with their distinctive takes on traditional genres.
“Canadian artists have long been a staple of the Americana Music Festival and Conference in Nashville and we thought it was time for us to expand our footprint north of the border,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the not for profit outfit. “You don’t have to be American to make Americana Music and these artists exemplify that”
From the raspy rock of NQ Arbuckle to the songwriting finesse of Jim Cuddy and Justin Rutledge, the lineup will reaffirm Canada’s enduringcontribution to the world of Americana music. The evening’s schedule is a mix of band shows and songwriter circles. In addition to NQ Arbuckle, Justin Rutledge and Belle Starr will each play hour-long sets in support of their new albums. Retro country phenom Daniel Romano joins Oh Susanna and Kayla Howran for the first of the ‘in the round’ bills. The second songwriter arrangement brings recent Juno nominee Danny Michel and Mexican folk artist Quique Escamilla on stage with Jim Cuddy.
• 9pm NQ Arbuckle
• 10 pm Oh Susanna, Daniel Romano, Kayla Howran
• 11 pm Jim Cuddy, Danny Michel,Quique Escamilla
• 12 am Justin Rutledge
• 1 am Belle Starr
Outlaws & Gunslingers’ Americana Music Association Showcase is Wednesday, March 20 @ Toronto’s Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St. W).
About Canadian Music Week:
Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining three information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a six-day period from March 19 to March 24, 2013 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel and over 60 downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net.
About Outlaws & Gunslingers:
Outlaws & Gunslingers is an ongoing collaboration between Six Shooter Records and Starfish Entertainment. The two Toronto-based music companies bring decades of industry expertise together to present memorable, star-studded showcases and events featuring artists from their impressive rosters and beyond at annual conferences such as NXNE, CMW, SXSW and the AMA conference in Nashville.
About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional non-profit tradeorganization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, which will take place September 18-22, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn. Registration for the Festival and Conference is now available at discounted early bird rates through the store online.
2013 Americana Music Festival & Conference Registrations on Sale NOW at http://americanamusic.org/store/conference-registration
Event Slated for September 18-22, 2013
Early Bird Rates Available Now!