THE EAST POINTERS

(Canada/PEI)

This Canadian trio features acclaimed guitarist Jake Charron, fiddler Tim Chaisson and his cousin, banjoist Koady Chaisson, vocalists all, and, in the case of the Chaissons, members of Prince Edward Island’s reigning musical dynasty.

Tim Chaisson, accomplished singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, released the many-sided country/folk/pop opus Lost in Light, in 2015. Jake Charron has been in high demand as a multi-instrumentalist whose recently released duo album with Shane Cook entitled Head to Head was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. Koady Chaisson has played traditional music most of his life and toured the world playing bass in Tim Chaisson’s solo project.

In Secret Victory, The East Pointers’ exhilarating debut full-length album, the trio unwraps new possibilities in a musical style that dates back centuries yet is still relevant on multiple, divergent continents. Almost without even trying, they make traditional music seem ridiculously hip; the most fun thing on the planet to dance (and raise a pint) to.