Elliott Brood will play a show at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on May 24.

Elliott Brood returns to Golden

One of Canada’s best alternative country bands is returning to Golden to follow up on their sold-out show last August.

One of Canada’s best alternative country bands is returning to Golden to follow up on their sold-out show at the Golden Civic Centre last August.

Golden Delicious is bringing Elliott Brood through Golden again this year for a show at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on May 24.

The trio, made up of Mark Sasso on lead vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and kazoo, Casey Laforet on guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals, bass pedals, keys, and ukulele, and Stephen Pitkin on percussion, sampler, and backing vocals, formed in 2002 at the Toronto club, Holy Joes.

Also described as “death country,” or “frontier rock,” Elliott Brood produces a dark, gritty folk soul music built around whiskey-drenched vocals and lyrics evoking images of love, loss and murder.

The band has toured extensively throughout Canada and internationally, opening for acts like Wilco, War on Drugs, Blue Rodeo, the Black Crows, Corb Lund and the Sadies.

They had a big year in 2010 when they played the stage at the Olympic Village and Whistler for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. It was also the year they wrote the score for the film Grown Up Movie Star, and won a Genie Award for Achievement in Music: Original Song, for their single West End Sky.

Their 2011 release, Days Into Years, earned them a Juno nomination for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year. The album delves more into distorted electric guitars, instead of the softer stringed instruments of their previous records.

Elliott Brood has been touring with the album for much of the last two years, and will start working on new material this summer.

Tickets for the Rockwater show are available at Plain Wayne and Jane, and Jita’s Cafe. All tickets are $25, and the doors open at 9 p.m.


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