HARROW FAIR ANNOUNCE WINTER TOUR DATES

HARROW FAIR EMBARK ON U.S. TOUR DATES
- SUPPORTING BEN CAPLAN AND ELLIOTT BROOD -

WORKING ON SOPHOMORE ALBUM

"It’s the balance of crunching guitar and unsettling percussion coupled with edgy fiddle tunes that forms the musical palette for Call to Arms….  As debut’s go this is darn near to perfect." - Rating 9/10 - Americana UK

"“Call to Arms” is experimental Americana." - Music Riot UK

"masterpieces of delicacy and haunting gorgeousness which demonstrate how peerless and symbiotic is the duo’s rapport and how skilled is their acute blending of voices and textures." - Folk Radio UK

"Canadian duo defy genres and logic." - Maximum Volume Music

TORONTO, ON - January 10, 2018 - TONIGHT, Toronto-based duo Harrow Fair, comprised of Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner, begin a four-night run with Ben Caplan in the US, followed by dates with Elliott Brood in Montreal and Boston; and a stop at Folk Alliance in Kansas City. "We expect the shows with Ben Caplan and Elliott Brood to be a beautiful, sweaty mess," shares Penner. "There’s a raw energy to our live show that we can’t get enough of.” The dynamic group wrapped up an exciting 2017 with the Skydiggers as part of Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern's 70th Birthday celebration. Expect to hear new material from them on the upcoming shows, as they plan to head into the studio to work on the follow up to their 2016 release, Call To Arms. “To tour Canada and Northern U.S in the winter is nuts as it tends to be, you know..cold and at times, a bit dicey, but as we’re currently working on our new record we need to try things out in front of an audience." Penner continues; "It’s the best way we know if a song is working. Immediate judgement.”

In 2017 the band did spend a little time at their favourite studio, Toronto's Revolution Recording, capturing three covers live off the floor - putting the Harrow Fair twist and spin on Chris Isaak's iconic song Wicked GameMemphis Minnie's When The Levee Breaks (also made famous by Led Zeppelin), and The Rankin Family's Juno award winning single Fare Thee Well Love.

What’s The Story About Harrow Fair?
Harrow Fair is Miranda Mulholland (formerly of Great Lake Swimmers) & Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players). One part stomping songs that echo early country and rock n roll. The other gritty ballads that sound sweet and haunted. This duo’s evocative and rapidly expanding collection of songs, such as Hangnail, The Hunt and Told A Lie To My Heart, are utterly foreign, oddly familiar and deeply gratifying. The group has captured audiences from the UK, Sixthman's RockBoat with The Trews, Red Wanting Blue and Better Than Ezra, Waterstock, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Kingsville Folk Festival, Sawdust City Music Festival, Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre, and Folk Alliance International. Debut full-length album Call To Arms is out now.

Praise From Media: 

"Call to Arms instantly declares Harrow Fair to be a veritable Canadian powerhouse of hoof-thumping Americana as first track Hangnail hits the floor running and never lets up with a booming kick-drum and an insistent guitar hook. ..And that sets the tone for this excellent album." - Americana UK

“…a heavenly excursion into soulful country. Their impassioned, touching interpretation of Hank Williams' "Told a Lie to My Heart" is just bewitching.” - John Doyle, Globe and Mail

"But whether gentle and plaintive or upfront and thrusting, the duo’s vocals have a feeling of being right there on the emotional edge, where the outcome could easily go either way (or else break down completely) – and that quality sure is tremendously exciting." - Folk Radio UK

"When Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner create music together, something delightful happens. Their combined experiences allow Mulholland and Penner to show off fantastically executed string work with both the fiddle and guitar. Call to Arms, the Canadian duo’s record debut, spoons out doses of rock, roots, Southern charm and just about everything else along the way.”  -  Elmore Magazine

“There’s something a little eerie about Harrow Fair, a she-he duo of excellent pedigree. Theirs is a brand of mountain music, moonlit and minimalist, heard from a distance. There once came a time to pay the fiddler, but someone forgot, and now Harrow Fair is collecting on the debt.”  
- Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

“…theirs is a match that can pull out all the stops (heck, they wring 'em out, every last one).”
- Chris Young, Toronto Star

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
January 10 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark*
January 11 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
January 12 - Buffalo, NY - Ninth Ward At Babeville*
January 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe*
January 19 - Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa#
January 20 - Boston, MA - Great Scott#
January 27 - Guelph, ON - Royal Electric w special guest Tim Moxam
February 15-18 - Kansas City, MO - Folk Alliance International
April 6 - Stratford, ON - Revival House

*Supporting Ben Caplan
# Supporting Elliott Brood

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 CALL TO ARMS COVER ART: DOWNLOAD

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