Friday, March 20, 2009

United Steel Workers of Montreal

USWM @ The Black Sheep Inn
USWM - March 20, 2009 @ The Black Sheep Inn

I'd only been back a few hours from our March break vacation in the Great White North when I hopped right back in the van and headed off to the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, QC. Tonight was a double bill, Enter The Haggis was opening for the United Steel Workers of Montreal. ETH is a five man band from Toronto and USWM is a six-piece from (are you ready for this?) Montreal. Both can have a Celtic/bluegrass feel to them but I'd put USWM on the folk side of that and ETH on the rock side.

Enter The Haggis @ Black Sheep Inn
Enter The Haggis

The night felt a bit like an after after party from St. Paddy's Day. Fiddle, bag pipes, mandolin, banjo, accordion,... it was a very eclectic bag a tricks coming from these two Canadian bands. Needless to say it was high energy and very entertaining.

USWM @ The Black Sheep Inn
USWM @ The Black Sheep Inn Gern F. and me
Felicity Hamer of USWM

Check their websites for tour dates and be sure to check them out sometime. You won't be disappointed.

Here are some HD youtube clips from USWM :
Shot Tower
For the Love of Your Mother's Sake
Meaner Than You
Emilie Bertrand

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