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Event Archive - HOOTENANNY TOUR 2005: Carolyn Mark, Jenny Whiteley, Shuyler Jansen, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn, Others

Thu. October 20th 2005 Central Bar & Grill (No Minors)
9:30pm - 12am
Hootenanny Tour 2005 with:
Carolyn Mark, "2005 Juno Award Winner" Jenny Whiteley,
Luther Wright, Shuyler Jansen, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn
Thursday, Oct. 20th
Central Bar & Grill, 708 View St.
Showtime 9:30pm, Doors 7pm
Tickets: $15 Advance & at the Door
Available at: Lyle's Place (cash only) 382-8422, Central Bar & Grill 361-1700 & McPherson Box Office 386-6121 (service charge)
For more info:


Jenny Whiteley's Website:
Carolyn's (Carloyn's Record Label)
Luther Wright's
Shuyler Jansen's
Hank & Lily's

“The tunes on Whiteley’s gorgeous new Hopetown disc show she’s an ace hand at a slew of rootsy styles, from Appalachian lullabies to sad folk waltzes. … a highly skilled songwriter. … boundary-pushing dark edge makes her acoustic songs sound fresh and current.” - Now Magazine (Toronto)

Carolyn Mark has been called the hardest-working woman in music. Ever since her days with the Vinaigrettes, Victoria’s Carolyn Mark has been a gal on the go. Carolyn Mark is a honky-tonk chanteuse who sings songs that will tickle your heart and break your funny bone.

“Wright has a free-flowing writing style of his own, taking everyday situations and putting a satirical spin on them. By and large, Wright is about as rock solid as a singer on the underground country scene can get.”

Hank Pine and Lily Fawn are a vaudeville-inspired duo from Victoria, British Columbia, whose act is based upon the tragic and hilarious adventures of their comic book series. Like the great acts of old, the music covers many genres, yet all stems from a punk rock ethic, and an appreciation for the delicate art of entertaining.

Hank is a tall, dark, and mysterious figure in goggles and a mask that carries his dead girlfriend around in a garbage bag, plays the cello, keyboards, guitars, ukulele, accordion, drums and whatever else he can get his hands on.

Lily, a half-deer, half-human forest creature, that tap-dances and plays the musical saw, the trumpet, the theremin, the flute, and hits the drums like a six-foot sledgehammer.

This debut double album, "The Road to New Orleans..." serves as a soundtrack to the first two issues of their comic book, and showcases both their adoration of all music forms and manic sense of humour.

For the past ten years Shuyler Jansen has been co-leading Edmonton’s Old Reliable. Old Reliable has released three records to much critical acclaim and toured the club and festival circuit many times over. On November 2nd (2004) Black Hen/Maximum/Universal will release Shuyler Jansen’s first solo endeavour, The Hobotron. The Hobotron is a genre breaking departure from Old Reliable’s 70’s country-rock sound, with it’s epic/electronic backdrop and traditional forefront, it’s Shuyler executing the sound in his mind.

Shuyler Jansen began playing and recording professionally at the age of sixteen, his first band The Naked and the Dead released two independent recordings, and shared the stage with Green Day, Sloan and many other entertainment giants, it was during these formative years that Shuyler began writing prolifically and playing solo shows. In late 1994, under the influence of Neil Young and Crazy Horse and Bob Dylan and the Band, Shuyler formed Old Reliable and began building a fan base that has spread far and wide. Old Reliable’s last release Pulse of Light Dark Landscape was written entirely by Shuyler Jansen and featured the renowned photography of Elliott Landy (Nashville Skyline/Bob Dylan, The Band/Self-Titled, Moondance/Van Morrison, Woodstock).

In 2003 Shuyler Jansen borrowed an ancient tape machine and began building the soundscapes that would eventually become The Hobotron, after years of collecting primitive synthesizers and effects units Shuyler conceived of a recording that mingled country/folk songs with an ambient/electronic backdrop. With the help of Scott Franchuk (Jen Kraatz, The Swiftys, Corb Lund Band), Shuyler began adding live musicians onto the pre-existing soundtrack and eventually recorded an entire album backwards. The Hobotron features Nettwerk recording artist Oh Susanna on background vocals and an unconventional backdrop of baritone/electric guitars, laptops, synthesizers, percussion and harmonica. The Hobotron has been mastered by Paul Oldham (Bonny Prince Billy, Palace Brothers, Anomoanon).

Shuyler Jansen has recently scored the soundtrack for Hank Williams First Nation, a story about a Native Canadian-Indian that travels by Greyhound to Hank Williams gravesite. Shuyler will also be a part of a traveling tribute to Canadian song writing legend Ian Tyson that will tour to Alberta Scene in Ottawa 2005, look for solo tour dates in November and December 2004.


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Carolyn Mark (coastal and western)

Ex-Vinaigrettes front lady, and country-punk chanteuse sings songs that'll tickle your heart and break your funny bone. more info

Jenny Whiteley

“The tunes on Whiteley’s gorgeous new Hopetown disc show she’s an ace hand at a slew of rootsy styles, from Appalachian lullabies to sad folk waltzes. … a highly skilled songwriter. … boundary-pushing dark edge makes her acoustic songs sound fresh and current.” - Now Magazine (Toronto) more info

Shuyler Jansen (Folk-Alt-Rock)

Shuyler Jansen has lived and created from Edmonton & Saskatoon for the majority of his career but currently calls North Vancouver his home; he is a regular collaborator and friend of the Deep Dark Woods, Foam Lake, Paul Rigby, David Carswell, John Collins and many others. Jansen's discography includes 3 solo albums released through Scratch Records ... more info

Hank Pine & Lily Fawn (A bit of everything. Interactive Live shows!)

Hank Pine & Lily Fawn are a DUET based upon a comic book. New Album - Crank City comes with comic book Electro Pop / Disco / Rock / Hip Hop / Rockabilly more info
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