Eamon McGrath Is Taking Seven New Albums on Tour This Month

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jan 4, 2023

If you're looking to get a head start on your 2023 playlisting, look no further than Eamon McGrath, who has delivered seven new albums ahead of opening the New Year on tour in Canada.

Following last year's Bells of Hope, the Canadian singer-songwriter revived his Cassettes Records imprint before 2022 came to a close, treating the seven full-lengths to a limited edition CD release that has since sold out.

All seven albums — Ghosts of the 401Fireworks & RosesLiar's ParadiseTrout River ConspiracyMarch 22, 2022In the Valley of the Shadow of Death and Death & Taxes — were recorded in 2020 and 2021 in collaboration with Danny Miles (July Talk).

Additional playing across the collection of LPs comes from Greg Millson (Great Lake Swimmers), Connor Ellinger, Cayley Thomas, Tavo Diez de Bonilla, Connor Newton and Kaelin Murphy.

McGrath and his players draw on a varied set of influences for each release. For instance, Ghosts of the 401 — written after and inspired by the death of drummer Adam Balsam — draws from electronic and folk to capture fans of "Einstürzende Neubauten and John Fahey, Hiroshi Yoshimura and Blue Rodeo" alike, while the brass and bleeps of Death & Taxes were "brought to life by a deep obsession with Sun Ra, Hawkwind, Richard Buckner, and Getatchew Mekurya's work with the Ex."

You can hear all seven of McGrath's albums in the players below, as they make their way to major streaming platforms as part of a wider digital release.

McGrath — who tells Exclaim! he spent 10 months on the road throughout last year — has wasted little time lining up live shows for 2023, playing in Quebec and Ontario this month alongside the Mahones and Will Hoge. You can find those dates following the players below.

Eamon McGrath 2023 Tour Dates:

01/07 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
01/12 Sherbrooke, QC - Le Murdoch *
01/13 Quebec City, QC - La Source de la Martiniere *
01/14 Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar *
01/19 Paris, ON - DT Concert Series #
01/20 Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware #
01/21 Toronto, ON - The Drake Underground #

* with the Mahones
# with Will Hoge

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