Corin Raymond & The Sundowners w Wax Mannequin: The CD Release for Paper Nickels! Friday, January 25, 8:00. $15/$10 artists/students. He’s done it folks! Corin’s magnificent quest across the country collecting Canadian Tire $$$ has come to CD fruition! Here’s a direct quote from Corin about ‘Paper Nickels’: “First of all, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen, like nothing anyone could possibly expect. It defies all the rules of CD manufacture. It’s a thing of beauty for its own sake, an objet d’art, and so full of life and love that it’s as if my living heart has disguised itself as an album package. It sounds warm and wooden and alive. It’s full of flesh and heart tones and laughter and soul food. Not just live music, but living music.” It is essentially a manuscript with music! Most of you know Corin as a Pearl favourite; a wonderful, warm human being whose songwriting talent is impressive and whose personality charms, captivates, and thoroughly entertains. He is also the guy whose play “Bookworm” was an audience favourite at Fringes everywhere this past summer and at The Pearl last winter. “Corin Raymond, to me… is just a giant ‘F – you’ to mediocrity.” C.R. Avery “Corin Raymond is a storyteller who by the end of the night you’ll have known all your life” –Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail http://www.dontspendithoney.com Wax Mannequin: “Part wandering minstrel, part rock animal, Wax Mannequin combines a fine sense of prog-rock parody with intense sincerity and lyrical smarts. He will indoctrinate you with chilling harmonies, absurd lyrics and the almighty power of the guitar http://www.waxmannequin.com
Corin’s band The Sundowners contains at least eight Juno nominations (Treasa Levasseur for Best Blues Album for her 2008 release Low Fidelity; Brian Kobayakawa, for Instrumental Album of the Year and Roots and Traditional Group with his band The Creaking Tree String Quartet (twice in both categories); and David Baxter, producer of three Juno-nominated albums by Justin Rutledge, Bob Snider, and Treasa Levasseur).