Broken Down Suitcases release new CD

Local musical duo release CD filled with new songs.

Broken Down Suitcase is having a CD release party on May 25.

One of Golden’s favourite local bands has decided to share their brand new album with their local fans, and have a CD release party right here in Golden.

On Saturday May 26, Broken Down Suitcase will be celebrating their latest musical accomplishment with their friends at the Rockwater Grill and Bar.

Broken Down Suitcase is a roots inspired folk duo, consisting of Ben Caldwell of Cromwell, New Zealand, and Eric Larocque of Toronto, Canada. Their music combines haunting harmonies with melodies that immerse you in the dirty depths of music history.

Caldwell found his musical talents while growing up in the church. It was there he learned the various harmonic singing styles which are evident in the band’s material.

Larocque has also been playing music most of his life, taking singing lessons as a boy before switching to guitar.

He studied history in St. Catherines, Ontario, then moved to Edmonton where he grew his musical appreciation. He eventually landed in Golden, where he met Caldwell and started Broken Down Suitcase.

Broken Down Suitcase’s material is etched with stories, personal meaning, and will take you to a time when music had soul.

By using time-honoured instrumentation such as acoustic guitar, banjo, and harmonica, and styles ranging from Americana, Blues, Traditional folk, Rock and Roll, and indie-rock; Broken Down Suitcase pays homage to these traditions while embracing a timeless sound.

They will be welcoming special guests, fellow Golden band Willhorse, to their album release party. Tickets are $15, which gets you entry as well as a copy of Broken Down Suitcase’s new album.