New Country Rehab
Toronto-based New Country Rehab grabbed the folk world’s attention with their impressive self-titled debut two years back, and have returned this year with Ghost of Your Charms on the Kelp Records label. The band have built a dedicated brood of fans, bringing their stew of traditional country, bluegrass, rock and jazz to audiences in Canada, the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Featuring singer/fiddler John Showman, guitarist Anthony da Costa, double bassist Ben Whiteley and drummer Roman Tome, NCR’s unique blend of instruments and playing approach have left critics with a tough task in describing the band’s sound. Hailed as “the next big thing in Canadian music” (Tom Power- CBC) and “Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons” (UNCUT), NCR have raised a raucous that shows no signs of slowing down on their new record, which No Depression has already called "easily my pick for best album of 2013." All can agree that this is old school country and roots music refurbished, rebranded, and rocked in a way it hasn't been for decades.