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Eamon Mcgrath

  • Date: 19/05/2023 08:00 PM
  • Bracebridge Hall Town of, 17 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, ON, Canada (Map)


Eamon McGrath

Eamon McGrath is a Toronto-based musician with a 15+ year touring history of Canada, the UK,

the USA, Europe, Mexico and Japan. He has released over 25 albums, written 2 books, scored 2

feature films, and has toured the world relentlessly since 2007, cultivating an international

audience and committed, loyal network of fans. His fiercely DIY approach has garnered him

respect and admiration in both the punk rock and folk communities, as he effortlessly bridges a

gap between both genres, composing heartbreakingly beautiful songs that are performed with

an honest, intense energy on stages worldwide. His upcoming album, A Dizzying Lust, is due for

release on March 31 via Cassettes Records and Saved By Vinyl.



The Swiss-Spanish power trio formed in 2020 in Geneva now presents their first EP: We Die Alive (Urgence Disk-Geneva, Lucinda Records-Madrid, WDA records-Geneva). Six cathartic tracks devoted to the celestial and creative fire, the holistic energy that unites everything, that brings life and takes it away. A powerful and colourful band in an indie punk style capable of tearing down walls, burning toast, and making flowers bloom.


Established in 2005, Devon lefty roots-punks, Crazy Arm, didn't know what they wanted to be

when they grew up so decided to throw everything against the wall to see what stuck. The result

is a creative, grizzly and sprawling mess of ‘60s protest song, post/hardcore, Americana,

bluegrass, anarcho-punk and heartland rock’n’roll, combined with a grass-roots, anti-fascist


The band have released four albums on Xtra Mile Recordings: 'Born To Ruin' in 2009 ('Stunning'

Kerrang!), 'Union City Breath' in 2011 ('A triumph from start to finish' Punktastic), 'The Southern

Wild' in 2013 ('A glorious surprise' R2), and the recently released 'Dark Hands, Thunderbolts'

('Staggeringly ambitious' Classic Rock). Each album has showcased a band at the top of their

game and made them many fans around the globe.

'Dark Hands, Thunderbolts' was released in January 2021 and is a return to the rowdy guitars,

epic choruses and Americana twang of Crazy Arm's first two albums. This collection of songs

finds the band in a reflective but no less indignant mood. It features the heaviest, the lightest

and the most expansive songs that the band have recorded, with a strong cinematic influence at

play, betraying their fondness for Ennio Morricone, Murder By Death and Constantines. Of

course, their stock-in-trade – breathless punk rock riffola, Appalachian harmonies, syncopated

rhythms, anthemic singalongs – are still very present and correct.

They have also released many singles including their debut 7", 'Broken By The Wheel', on

Seven Records (2009); 'Still To Keep' on a split 7” with Frank Turner (2010); 'Little Boats' 7" for

Record Store Day on Household Name Records (2011); and 'Remembrance' on a split 7” with

Jim Lockey & The Solemn Sun (2013). The most recent single, 'Fear Up', was released in

February 2021.

Over the years, Crazy Arm have developed another side to their forte: playing stripped-down

acoustic songs, with fiddle, banjo and close harmonies, that reflect their fondness for folk-roots,

bluegrass and Americana. Their third album, 'The Southern Wild', bore the fruits of this venture.

Crazy Arm have toured the UK/Europe countless times as headliners and with the likes of

Against Me!, Frank Turner, Chuck Ragan, Larry & His Flask, Murder By Death, Restorations,

Cancer Bats, Boysetsfire, Sonic Boom Six and Apologies I Have None. They have played many

festivals along the way including Boomtown, 2000 Trees (ten times), Reading/Leeds,

Boardmasters, Groezrock (Belgium), Riez (Germany) and Mighty Sounds (Czech).

RIYL: Against Me!. Constantines. Propagandhi. 16 Horsepower. Woven Hand. Dick Gaughan.

Hot Water Music. Murder By Death. Jethro Tull. Ennio Morricone. X. Johnny Cash. Thin Lizzy.

Ted Leo. The Clash. The Pogues. The Sadies. Stiff Little Fingers. The Gun Club.