Grant Davidson - Live at The Lancaster

October 26, 10:00 PM, Lancaster Tap House

When Grant Davidson and Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities) met as near strangers in a downtown Winnipeg jam space, the potential of their collaboration was instantly obvious. With Davidson's songwriting, rooted deep in folk and Americana and Matyas' keen sense of pop harmony and arrangement, they stumbled on that subtle and elusive quality that anchors all great records: the capture of a special moment in time.

The results can be heard on the Slow Leaves EP, Second Chances, set for release on October 8, 2013. The EP features 3 tracks from the sessions that produced a full album's worth of material (the forthcoming Beauty Is So Common has no release date as of yet). October will also see the release of the music video for the single Life Of A Better Man as well as a western Canada Tour.

Winnipeg, Manitoba born and raised, Davidson spent time on the coffeehouse circuit before recording a lo-fi solo record, Freestyle Walking (2006), which saw a limited release. He later assembled a band for his first official release, the hard-luck roots record Tired Limbs for Ashes (2009). “It was around this time that I started really listening to old country records: The Carter Family, Hank Williams, 70’s outlaw country like Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver... so that sound really crept into the making of that album.”

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