August 6, 2009

Ohbijou, The Artel, Kingston, 23 February 2007

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 2:49 pm by rgsc

Photo by Chromewaves, taken at The Opera House in Toronto on June 25, 2009 (more photos here)

A very quick post to say Wolfe Island Music Fest kicks off TOMORROW! It is going to be two days of amazing music and you would be crazy not to take the ferry out to the island and soak it all up.

Performing at 7pm of the main day of the festival (Saturday) are the amazing Ohbijou. I happen to have a recording of their 2007 show at The Artel which has been sitting on my computer untouched for way too long so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share some of the highlights from that show. Really, it is too gorgeous not to put out there into the world. They filled the tiny space with strings, strums, tinkles and Casey Mecija’s distinct and utterly captivating voice.

They have a few Ontario dates – they are touring to support their fantastic new record Beacons – before heading over to the UK and Europe but don’t worry, they will be touring the heck out of Canada again in October and November (hey look! they will be back in Kingston in November in time for my birthday!) Check out their site/space for tour details.

7 Aug 2009 The Roaring Frog, Brockville
8 Aug 2009 Wolfe Island Music Festival
28 Aug 2009 Lee’s Palace, Toronto [note: this show is listed on their site but NOT on their myspace. You may wish to confirm this show is still happening.]

Ohbijou, The Artel, Kingston, 23 February 2007

* St. Francis
* New Years
* Wildfires
* Heartbeats (Annie cover)

Buy their lovely, lovely albums as well as shirts at their online store and digitally at Zunior. And be sure to look out for Friends in Bellwoods II on August 25th which is two discs of amazing bands with proceeds going to a great cause.

1 Comment »

  1. LD said,

    Love this band. Good sound on these- thanks so much.

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