–for immediate release far and wide–
December 30th, 2014
THE RETURN OF THE JOEY ONLY OUTLAW BAND with special guests PARTY ON HIGH STREET, Thursday January 8th, 8pm, $10, WISE HALL, 1882 Adanac Street.
Canadian outlaw country music personality Joey Only departed Vancouver in 2011 with his life partner and duet specialist Leah Martin to occupy a monstrous lodge they bought in Wells British Columbia. He got so busy up there he hasn’t been back to the big city since.
For nine years before he left Joey Only was known to Vancouver as the host of Sound Resistance on Co-op Radio, for his regular performances at the Railway Club and his buskers antics on Commercial Drive. He took his Outlaw Band on a 500 show journey across Canada returning occasionally to work mostly nightshifts in the Downtown Eastside. Despite an impressive list of personal accomplishments he felt it was time to go back to the country, heal and start a family.
Neither leaving Vancouver or having children would stop his music career. The Artswells Festival brings some of the top artists in Canada to Joey Only’s bonfires while as many as 60 of them camp on his property. In 2014 Joey Only shared the stage with Gord Downie and the Sadies, Three Doors Down, worked sound for several Corb Lund shows in the Cariboo Region and was able to briefly meet Blue Rodeo. His new Outlaw Band line-up has played an average of nine summer festivals a year and his new Stompin Tom Tribute show landed him paying gigs in Casino showrooms. Nearly every show Joey does in Prince George is sponsored either by CFUR Radio at UNBC or CFIS Community Radio while he’s been a regular host on Shaw Community Cable Television in Quesnel. In February 2015 the Joey Only Outlaw Band will be playing the mainstage at the Canada Games.
Returning to Vancouver will be a re-union for Joey Only and an ensemble of past Outlaw Band band members. Many of those former bandmates became smalltime stars in their own right including Kenan Sungur (percussion), Travis Charuk (lead guitar), Brin Porter (double bass), Rowan Lipkovits (accordion), Jeff Andrew (fiddle), Adam Farnsworth (piano) and Mike Zinger with the mandolin and steel guitar. Of course no show would be complete without the striking vocals of Joey’s wife Leah Martin as the two come together. The collection of talent and friendship on the Wise Hall stage will leave the audience feeling lucky, there’s magic associated with this show.
For inquiries contact:
Joey Only – 250-994-3343