Quick Hitters:: The Schomberg Fair head East with new songs

Roots Rockin’ Gospel Magic. The four words subtly added to the top of a new tour flyer are a more accurate description of The Schomberg Fair than I could ever come up with on my own. Succinct and apt, those four words say it all. The band can make you sway, hoping for salvation or own the dance floor when they break into Apocalyptic speed riffs.

 

The Fair leaked some new material and hot damn, even in demo form it may just split your wig. “Touched By Fire” seems huge in comparison to previous efforts even though it’s built on the same solid foundation. Banjo, bass and thumping drums set the stage for Matt’s vocals and Nate’s bass heavy voice still acts as a nice counterpoint, but it’s the explosion of sound at the 1:53 mark that’s the real game changer.

 

Touched by Fire isn’t simply banjo and bass played louder or looser. No, the band leaves the comfort and spotlight of the pulpit, dons faded black denim and leathers and damn near turns their spirited, gospel pontifications into a head bangers ball.

 

Here are the dates, most notably a Halifax date at the Seahorse on June 22nd. The only warning I can give is, get your f@cking liver ready.

June 20 - Moncton, NB - Plan B
June 21 - Charlottetown, PEI - Baba’s
June 22 - Halifax, NS - The Seahorse
June 23 - Fredericton, NB - The Capitol
June 24 - Saint John, NB - Pepper’s
June 26 - St. Catharines, ON - SCENE Music Festival

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MP3:: The Schomberg Fair - Touched By Fire (demo)
WEB:: http://theschombergfair.com/

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