Wednesday May 12th
THE HORSESHOE TAVERN (368 Queen St W)
8:30pm doors, 9:00pm music!
– THE BACKSTORY –
Kelp Records is an independent, Canadian record label that was founded by Jon Bartlett in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1994. Jon moved to Toronto in 1997 and spent two years there (working atExclaim! magazine) before moving to Ottawa. It was at this point that the label really started to grow, building a stable of the Capital’s finest singer-songwriters and bands, including Jim Bryson, The Acorn, Andrew Vincent & the Pirates, HILOTRONS, Camp Radio / Chris Page, Flecton Big Sky, The Flaps and Toronto acts The Michael Parks / Andy Swan. Kelp has released 65 albums over the past 16 years, and is distributed by Outside Music in Canada, Carrot Top in the USA, and Rough Trade in the UK.
This year is KELP 16, and the label has decided to celebrate in three cities (Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal), for the first ever out-of-town Kelp parties. Should be a blast.
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