Winners of the 2017 JUNO for Traditional Roots Album of the Year, The East Pointers are three young musicians from PEI whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past greatly belie their respective ages. And while each member of the freshly formed trio is an accomplished musician in his own right, their recent union is a testament to their shared output being, to borrow a common adage, greater than the sum of its parts.
Only a fool would bet against this band – an adrenalized, roof-rattling, performance monster fearlessly blazing their own musical trail, with free-wheeling, feisty instrumental jigs, stomps, and reels fired by Tim Chaisson’s nimble fiddle, Jake Charron’s scorching guitar, and Koady Chaisson’s spirited banjo. After extensive touring across Canada and the world, The East Pointers are very much in demand throughout Europe, the US, and Australia.
This concert is part of Canada Scene’s free Scene@6 series. Running every evening at 6:00 from July 2 to 23, the series showcases this country’s top folk, roots, world, and jazz artists in the NAC’s new Atrium.