By Jason SchneiderIt's been a few years -- seven to be precise -- since Carolyn Mark and Luther Wright embarked on one of their cross-country Hootenanny tours. While their upcoming Owner/Operator tour won't be on the same scale, this overdue reunion will be a treat for fans of the two Canadian alt-country mainstays.
An added attraction is New York singer-songwriter Jack Grace, whom Wright has been working with closely over the past few years. The pair recently released the joint album Live at the Acoustic Grill, and Grace is currently up for a part playing Johnny Cash in a Broadway stage production.
As for Mark and Wright, audiences should expect to hear previews of a least a few songs from each of their upcoming albums. Mark's latest effort, The Queen of Vancouver Island, will arrive in September on Mint Records, with Wright's as-yet-untitled album following suit.
Check out the full schedule of Owner/Operator dates below.
5/13 Victoria, BC - Logan's Pub 5/15 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret *^ 5/16 Penticton, BC - The Elite 5/17 Fernie, BC - The Art Station 5/18 Edmonton, AB - The Artery 5/19 Jasper, AB - The Legion 5/20 Waterton, AB - The Waterton Theatre 5/22 Slocan, BC - Little Slocan Lodge 5/23 Sirdar, BC - Sirdar Pub 5/24 Nelson, BC - The Royal 5/25 New Westminster, BC - The Heritage Grill 5/26 Saltspring Island, BC - Fulford Hall ~ ^
* with the Weathered Pines ^ with Rusty Ford ~ with Hank and Lily