On A Trip To Normal
4481 rue St-Denis, Montréal, QC, Canada
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Ol' Savannah was founded by Speedy Johnson and Bartleby J. Budde. The two began writing songs together in 2009, influenced by folk, roots, and blues artists Mississippi Fred McDowell and John Hurt. In 2011, they independently released their self-titled album; Underneath the Old Red Barn followed in 2012. 2013's Death on the Mountain was released through the Coup d'Griffe label.
Ol' Savannah have performed frequently on Halifax, Nova Scotia's waterfront as part of the Halifax International Busker Festival. In Quebec, the group participated in Festival Fringe in Montreal in 2012 and 2014. In 2014, as part of the Montreal Fringe Festival, the group received an honourable mention at the Frankie Awards for Greenland Productions' music award. Ol' Savannah played Festival International du Folk Sale in June 2013 in Ste-Rose-du-Nord.
In early 2015, the band release an EP, Don’t Let It Reign. In June they performed at the Montreal Folk Festival on the Canal; in May 2016, the group played Paddlefest in St-Andrews, New Brunswick.
In 2017 Ol' Savannah independently released an album, Burden. In October that year the band accepted an invitation to perform at Festival Le Grand Soufflet in Brittany, France, and followed that with a six-week tour in western Europe, which took the group to Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, as well as France. From 2013-2017 and in 2019, Cult MTL readers voted Ol' Savannah into the "Best Country/Folk Act" category in the annual "Best of Montreal" survey.
The group's Hobo EP, released in the winter of 2018, received a nomination by GAMIQ for Folk EP of the year. Ol' Savannah then released their first live album in April 2018, entitled "Fill My Cup Up at De Melkbus: Live in Dordrecht, Netherlands". The release of their fifth full-length album was followed by a second European tour, which included performances at Festival Labadoux in Belgium and Gate To Southwell Festival in England.www.olsavannah.com
Lucy Lambert's Violet Drift
Ethereal post brass quintette:
Lucy Lambert (accordion, vocals), Juliette Malgrange (cello), Joseph Abbott (clarinet), Tyler Parent (contrebasse), Louis Levesque (tenor banjo)