VIDEO: The Wooden Sky premiere Grace on a Hill Part 1

The Wooden Sky debut first of five cinematic performance videos with Interview Magazine
New album, Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun in stores today

The Wooden Sky's third full-length, Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun hits stores today. The Toronto Star describing it as an "album of thoughtful, melancholy slow songs that quietly build to big, The Band-like epic rock songs, centered by the dreamy vocals of Gavin Gardiner." 

To complement the release of Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun the band also unveiled the first of five performance videos. Grace on a Hill Part 1 was exclusively premiered by Interview Magazine this week.

Each video acts as an episode, weaving the performance into the narrative of a story. Director Scott Cudmore explains "I knew that I didn't want to do the whole stripped-down performance type of thing again, and talking to Gavin [Gardiner, vocalist], the band didn't really want to do that sort of thing again either, so we decided to go the other direction and try to make something that was very cinematic. We wanted to make a movie with a narrative. The idea was the make something episodic that would develop as it progressed and in that way the narrative context would give a different dimension to the songs-exactly like in a movie where the drama gives a different context to the song used on the soundtrack, only in this project the songs are the centerpiece and are performed live while the narrative is the backdrop instead of the other way around."

The performances were filmed at Grace on the Hill church in Toronto. The church serves as a venue but the stunning setting also adds so much more to the film. Interview Magazine describes, "A mahogany alter and burnished tapestries give the setting a sepia tinge, enlivened by a stunningly lit performance space. The brightly lit band members are juxtaposed against the congregation members, whose glistening eyes are all that illuminates the pew area."

The Wooden Sky are currently on tour across North America. 

TOUR DATES

2/29 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Back Alley Music (IN-STORE 4PM) 
2/29 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunter's Ale House
3/01 - Fredericton, NB @ The Capitol Bar
3/02 - Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar
3/03 - Halifax, NS @ Taz Records (IN-STORE 1PM) 
3/03 - Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern
3/05 - Montreal, QC @ Phonopolis (IN-STORE 3PM) 
3/05 - Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
3/22 - Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
3/23 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
3/24 - Windsor, ON @ FM Lounge
3/25 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
3/27 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
3/28 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
3/29 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
3/30 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's
3/31 - Calgary, AB @ Palomino Bar
4/02 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
4/04 - San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
4/05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
4/07 - Sacramento, CA @ Luigi's
4/09 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
4/10 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
4/12 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
4/13 - Nelson, BC @ The Royal
4/14 - Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
4/16 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
4/18 - Sault Ste Marie, ON @ Lop Lop Gallery
4/19 - Sudbury, ON @ The Townehouse
4/20 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
4/21 - Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog Tavern
4/27 - St. John's, NL @ The Ship
4/28 - St. John's, NL @ The Ship
5/08 - Boston, MA @ Radio
5/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
5/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
5/11 - New York, NY @ Pianos


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