Joel Plaskett Emergency (2014 Festival)
The Polaris Music Prize nominated Joel Plaskett is, simply, one of Canada's best, most prolific and enduring songwriters. With a discography overflowing with perfectly penned rock n' roll Canadiana and a stage presence and charisma that we might be so bold as to say calls to mind the great Jonathan Richman, it's no wonder that Plaskett has found a way to skillfully transform over his now more than twenty year musical career; from his Sloan-ape-ing come Led Zeppelin channeling days in Thrush Hermit to his more experimental turns in Neuseiland to his current stint as iconic, proudly Canadian troubadour.
"Joel Plaskett is Canada's hardest working national treasure." - The Grid