Published Jun 11, 2009In their own way, Toronto's One Hundred Dollars aren't like everybody else. Sure the country band work hard, write a lot, and tour as much as they possibly can, but they also do things like post an as-yet-completed demo for a new song on their MySpace page for the world to hear.
Vocalist/lyricist Simone Schmidt recently revealed that she was trying to complete the lyrics to the sequel for a heavy song called "Black Gold" but felt a bit overwhelmed by her own creations. It's no wonder why – as heard here, "Black Gold" delves into the impact of the oil economy in Ft. McMurray, Alberta on real families and the depictions are rough and visceral. According to Schmidt, its conclusion is bound to be even darker.
As part of their Regional 7" Series , $100 plan to release the final version of "Black Gold" on Alberta's Saved by Vinyl in the near future. And as usual, they've got a number of shows coming up.
6/11 Sudbury, ON Towne House Tavern
6/12 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
6/13 Hamilton, ON Pearl Factory
6/14 Peterborough, ON Stone House
6/16 Kingston, ON The Living Room
6/17 Montreal, QC le divan orange
6/18 Wakefield, QC Black Sheep Inn
6/20 Guelph, ON Wally's
7/18 River Valley, ON River & Sky Festival
7/22 Manhattan, NY The Living Room
7/23 Brooklyn, NY Bruar Falls
7/28 Fredericton, NB Capital w/ BA JOHNSTON
7/30 Halifax, NS Gus Pub
8/1 Sackville, NB SappyFest
8/15 Aylmer, ON Fred Eaglesmith Charity Picnic
8/19 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern (duet) w/ Sunbear and Carolyn Mark
Listen to "Black Gold" here