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|Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:39 am Post subject: Al Tuck / David R Elliott / Ryan Hillier @ Taco Pica TONIGHT
|Hey gang! Tuck is coming back to Saint John for what's sure to be an awesome show at Taco Pica. If you missed it last time make sure to come out this time! Along with him he's bringing Saint John's very own David R. Elliott, who hasn't performed in the city in quite sometime, and a handsome young songwriter from Moncton named Ryan Hillier. This is gonna be a fun night of songs and stories and good vibes and good food and margaritas!
You should seriously come. It's PWYC!!
Bring up Al Tuck’s name to any Canadian music insider, and you’d better find yourself a comfortable chair. Feist suspects that he might just be a living legend. Jason Collett called him the greatest songwriter of his generation. He is an awesome encyclopedia of popular music, a roving troubadour and after almost 20 years in the business is one of Canada’s true hidden musical treasures.
David R. Elliott is a whiskey sour of love, anguish and reckless abandon. The Saint John native’s latest release is called Rearrange, a virtual cenotaph of jagged country crooning, reflections on mortality and tragic heartbreak. Rearrange was recorded at Echo Chamber Studios in Halifax, NS by Charles Austin and produced by Halifax songwriter Mike Trask. Since it's release in March of 2013 David R. has been traveling Canada engaging audiences with his story-filled sets, has received rave reviews of the album and was awarded Best Male Artist at the Saint John Music Awards. He's an eclectic songwriter with a working class aesthetic that evokes classic country and folk songwriters, anchored in an enduring pop sensibility. And once he put up a tent for Al Tuck.
Ryan Hillier hasn’t normally been one to plant his feet in one spot for long. With roots in Nova Scotia, upbringing in PEI, and a pilgrimage to the West and back, he’s seen – and been – many things. Now based in Moncton, New Brunswick, Hiller crafts honest songs that take turns through folk, country & western, and psychedelia. While in residence at Plan b Lounge (Music New Brunswick Venue of The Year 2011/2012) he shared the stage with countless acts from across Canada of all genres and levels (Dustin Bentall, Devin Cuddy, Al Tuck and Jay Smith, to name a few) and solidified a reputation as a diehard supporter of artistic expression. Having remained just under the surface for the majority of his songwriting career, Hillier is now stepping out to bring his unique and thought-provoking songs to a wider audience.