Mayhemingways are an eclectic and full-sounding duo from the musical hotbed of Peterborough, Ontario. Their music drifts timelessly between traditional music and something brand new. The band has been described as folk-rock with Cajun, bluegrass, and Celtic influences.
Lead singer Benj Rowland switches between accordion, banjo, guitar, and tenor guitar while holding down the bass with foot pedals. Josh Fewings plays drums, percussion and adds back-up vocals. Mayhemingways have toured Canada relentlessly since forming in 2013. Coast to coast tours have become common place for the group, making new friends and fans across the nation and they will be traveling east to Newfoundland and to western Canada in the spring and summer of 2016. Their first full-length album will be released early in 2016 and was produced and engineered in Nanton, AB by Steve Loree (Ian Tyson, Corb Lund, Petunia). The album is a follow up to their first EP (2013) engineered by James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, Cuff the Duke, The Weber Brothers).
Check out Mayhemingways’ website: http://mayhemingways.wordpress.com/…and some videos!
Small Town Crush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fko9aRXtiA
Sad Single and Sorry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfQcK10A4e8
Atlantic City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECy7G0AhJV8
Hunter Street Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfQcK10A4e8
This event is sponsored by the St. John’s Farmers Market, Living Planet/Johnny Ruth, Fred’s Records, Rocket Bakery, O’Brien’s Music, Food for Thought, the Travel Bug, the Ship Pub, Jumping Bean and Labatt`s Breweries with assistance from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. You can always keep up on upcoming events and Folk Night listings on our Facebook page and Newsletter!