NEW COUNTRY REHAB cuts through the clutter of musical imitation with a high-voltage, alt-country sound full of love, loss, longing, and joy. Building on the success of their January residency at Toronto’s legendary Dakota Tavern, NCR will be joined by a group of stellar singer-songwriters, each performing their own songs as well as a clutch of covers by their favourite artists.
With her unique mix of grit and subtlety, and finely honed storytelling skills, OH SUSANNA looks into the flawed human soul to interpret the music of the Rolling Stones. SIMONE SCHMIDT (aka Fiver) uses her arresting voice to revisit songs penned by the Byrds founder Gene Clark. And modelling himself on the ruffian qualities of pure folk and bluegrass, two-time JUNO Award winner Old Man Luedecke brings his storyteller's heart to bear on the music of Loudon Wainwright III.