Good news for all TMT readers from the Great White North! For the first time in the site’s history, we bring news of a tour that will be stopping in Canada’s Yukon Territories. Dawn McCarthy and Bonny ‘Prince’ Billy will be performing a string of dates in Alaska and neighboring YT during the small window of non-winter that these far northerly environs experience on an annual basis. This part of the world apparently features only two seasons — cold and warm. Not hot, just warm, and it only lasts from May to September, with the hottest recorded day on record reaching a comfortable 73 degrees. If the presumed mosquito bloom doesn’t turn you off, then this might just be the perfect summer getaway when we’re all struggling with the oppressive heat common to the lower 48 in late July.
There being a “warm” season in Yukon seems quite appropriate because if there’s one word I’d use to describe Dawn McCarthy and Bonny ‘Prince’ Billy’s collaborative output, that word would be “warm.” The two produce nectar-sweet folk ballads with a country twist that go down as smooth as a tall glass of iced tea. Take that ultimate road trip into the wilderness this summer and be able to claim you saw Will Oldham perform in a place that most likely sports just as many beards as you’d normally see at a Bonny Billy show, but with way less irony.
07.17.13 - Palmer, AK - Vagabond Blues
07.18.13 - Anchorage, AK - Tap Root
07.20.13 - Dawson, YT - Dawson City Music Festival
07.21.13 - Dawson, YT - Dawson City Music Festival
07.25.13 - Detroit, MI - Trinosophes
07.28.13 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
07.29.13 - New York, NY - Town Hall
07.30.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
07.31.13 - Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
• Dawn McCarthy & Bonny ‘Prince’ Billy: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/dawn-mccarthy-and-bonny-billy
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com