NEWS: Shotgun Jimmie celebrates the release of Transistor Sister on March 25 at The Khyber

(Sackville, NB) – Shotgun Jimmie celebrates the release of his new album 
Transistor Sister (March 08 | You've Changed Records)

on Friday, March 25 at The Khyber in Halifax, NS. The show features a series of special guests performing their favorite Shotgun Jimmie songs before Jim takes the stage and plays the whole of Transistor Sister.
  
Upcoming Tour Dates: 
March 03 - Winnipeg MB - First Lutheran Church, w/ Christine Fellows
March 04 - Regina, SK - The Artesian,w/ Christine Fellows
March 05 - Saskatoon, SK - House concert w/ Christine Fellows
March 08 -Vancouver, BC - Vancouver East Cultural Centre w/ Christine Fellows & Ford Pier
March 09 - Vernon, BC - House concert w/ Christine Fellows
March 10 - Calgary, AB - Local 522, w/ Christine Fellows
March 11 - Edmonton, AB - Haven Social Club, w/ Christine Fellows
March 12 - Bruno, SK - Bruno Arts Bank, w/ Christine Fellows
March 15 - St. Catharines, ON - The Mansion House w/ Huron
March 16 - Toronto, ON - The Dakota Tavern w/ Huron
March 17 - Guelph, ON - The Ebar w/ Peter Elkas and Jay Crocker
March 18 - Sudbury, ON - The Towne House w/ Huron
March 19 - Sudbury, ON - Milards Garage w/ Huron
March 20 - Hamilton, ON - This Aint Hollywood w/ Huron
March 23 - Ottawa, ON - Raw Sugar, w/ Gianna Lauren
March 25 - Halifax, NS - The Khyber w/ Special Guests
March 26 - Sackville, NB - The Legion w/ Slow Down Molasses
April 23 - London, ON - The Aeolian w/ Christine Fellows
April 24 - Bayfield, ON - The Black Dog w/ Christine Fellows
April 26 - Toronto, ON - The Music Gallery w/ Christine Fellows
April 29 - Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep w/ Christine Fellows
April 30 - Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange w/ Christine Fellows
May 03 - Grand Manan, NB - Island Arts Café w/ Christine Fellows
May 04 - Saint John, NB - The Bourbon Quarter w/ Christine Fellows
May 05 - Fredericton, NB - The Wilser's Room w/ Christine Fellows
May 07 - Halifax, NS - The Company House w/ Christine Fellows

 
World traveler, collaborator, under-dog, hard-working man, Shotgun Jimmie stakes his claim for the hearts and minds of millions with Transistor Sister. A much anticipated addition to a growing discography, following the solo debut The Onlys (Delorean) in 2007 (featuring the CBC Radio 3 and college radio chart-topping single “Bedhead”), and the much loved Attack in Black backed Still Jimmie (You’ve Changed) in 2009, Transistor Sister sounds a new confidence in Shotgun Jimmie, a confidence earned by the mile, by train or by busted up mini-van, on countless Canadian crossings and a couple of recent tours overseas.

Transistor Sister was written on tour in Europe and you can hear Jimmie in this new environment, telling the people he meets about back home, what it looks like, what falling in love there feels like, how we think about things like songs, and peace, and love. It’s a good way to see the world; packing light, a bunch of two minute blasts of pop perfection (“Late Last Year, “Suzy, “Transistor Sister”), a few all out anthemic rock hits (“King of Kreuzberg,” “Swamp Magic,” “Peace and Love”), and a couple of stellar collaborators:Ryan Peters of Ladyhawk and Lightning Dust on the drums and harmonies, and Jay Baird of the Feist live band and Do Make Say Think on bass and flute.

Transistor Sister is also the first Shotgun Jimmie album recorded in a fully operational professional studio, at Riverport NS’s The Confidence Lodge by Diego Medina, but it maintains the experimentation and spontaneous sense of creation of the best home recordings. Run down the stairs, slamming doors, grab a weed whacker from the shed and mic it through a wah pedal. It just sounds better doing it than it has before. The album was tracked and mixed in a couple of weeks at the end of August 2010, hurricane season, as the unusually warm waters off the south shore crashed and waves broke.

Check out “Late Last Year” for yourself: CLICK HERE

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