Bill and Joel Plaskett with Mayhemingways

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

8 p.m.

Bella Concert Hall

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Many Canadian music fans know Joel Plaskett. Multiple JUNO Award winning songwriter. Multiple times on the Polaris Music Prize Short List. Sold out clubs and concert halls from one side of the country to the other. But in 2018 he’ll be sharing the spotlight with his earliest musical influence — his father, Bill.

Their collaboration is a powerful collection of original and traditional songs, reflecting the duo’s individual journeys and personal politics.

Mayhemingways emerge within a region ripe with musical reputation in Ontario Canada. Benj Rowland executes lead vocals and employs a mixed bag of folk instruments like banjo, mandolin, accordion, and acoustic guitar. Josh Fewings anchors the tunes on the drums and elevates the melody with harmony vocals. They are a strong musical duo that converges with “Mind-bending and original music with deep roots in the tradition of dark North American folk” (Tom Wilson, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings & Lee Harvey Osmond).