Audio Interview - Joel Plasket on the Scrappy Happiness Tour
Halifax, NS - January 13, 2012 – Last time we spoke with Joel Plaskett, he promised something different for this album release. He has delivered. He is taking a unique approach to the launch of his next record. Plaskett and his band, The Emergency, will record and digitally release a song a week for 10 weeks. Plaskett is shaking up the standard process of recording and releasing, harkening back to the ’50’s and ’60’s when songs went from the studio to radio to the public very quickly. A physical version of the full record, Scrappy Happiness, will be released to retail on March 27th and will be followed by a tour starting on April 13th. We managed to reach Joel at New Scotland Records, his recording studio in Dartmouth.
CBC Radio will premiere each song as it is released on Radio 2’s Drive every Tuesday through March 13th. The new single will then be premiered on CBCRadio 3 every Wednesday.
It is an ambitious project that combines the best of both worlds – using a decades old approach to getting music to the public quickly and taking advantage of new technology to communicate and interact with audiences. Plaskett will document the process through social media with vlogs, twitter and online chats.
04-13-12 Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden
04-14-12 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
04-16-12 Banff, AB – Banff Centre
04-18-12 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall with Frank Turner
04-19-12 Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre with Frank Turner
04-20-12 Saskatoon, SK – U of Sask. with Frank Turner
04-21-12 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre with Frank Turner
04-25-12 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre with Frank Turner
04-26-12 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre with Frank Turner
04-27-12 St Catharines, ON – Brock Centre for the Arts with Frank Turner
05-18-12 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre with Frank Turner
05-19-12 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre with Frank Turner
Plaskett wrapped up 2011 by touring for his multi-award winning triple record Three with festivals and concerts in the US, the UK and Canada. Inspired by his thirty-third birthday, Three was Plaskett’s most successful project to date, garnering him a Juno award, six East Coast Music Awards, an Indie Award, two Canadian Folk Music Awards and three Music Nova Scotia Awards. He has also produced projects including David Myles’ award winning Turn Time Off and Sarah Slean’s Land from her double release, Land & Sea.