Northern Ramble Concerts presents The Long War In Concert w/Special Guest Rory Taillon - Doors 7:30pm, Music 8pm - Tickets $20
The Long War is an award winning folk rock band with a modern sound and unforgettable, honest songs. Singer/songwriter Jarrett Lee works together with vocalist/guitarist Chad Gilmour, vocalist/keyboardist Jessica Lee, vocalist/drummer Neil Williamson, and bassist Carson Webber to create a dynamic sound that ranges from Folk to Rock. Jarrett’s inspiration can largely be attributed to the landscapes and environments that have influenced him throughout his life. Building out from this foundation Chad, Jessica and Neil provide vocal support through their harmonies bringing Jarrett’s lyrical imagery to life, defining the music of The Long War.
The Long War were selected as the winner of the 2017 CBC Searchlight Contest with their song Breathe In Breathe Out recently listed as one of CBC Music's top 100 songs of 2017. Their recent success has afforded them the opportunity to perform at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto, Banff Performance In The Park as well as the reopening of Ottawa’s National Art Center as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations.
Their debut album Landscapes, recorded at Metal Works, was released in April and sent the band on a 5 week cross-Canada tour. The album was debuted on CBC First Play and has been aired on numerous radio stations around the world. The Long War has been featured on several radio and television spots including Q with Tom Power, CBC First Play and Canadian Musician Magazine.
Rory Taillon has been playing guitar and professionally training his pipes for over a decade, and with the release of his debut EP "Closure" in 2012, fans all over Canada have gotten a taste of the music wrought by that dedication: a mesh of grungy acoustic rock, rootsy blues, and introspective folk married to Rory's signature vocal style that leaves audiences spellbound.