Hi, my name is Mike and I’m addicted to New Country Rehab.

No, it’s not a rehabilitation centre for people who think Taylor Swift is country music. New Country Rehab is a fantastic band that comes from Ontario. Their music is an awesome mix of folk, country and rock. I could be wrong, but doesn’t that make them a Canadian super-group? I mean, those are the three genres that define this country’s music and one band does all three perfectly? Think about it.

New Country Rehab is currently touring the country in support of their new album, “Ghost of Your Charms.” Over the past couple of weeks, it’s been on repeat, especially on the when I’m looking to add some energy to my day (usually right after my regular late-afternoon nap.)

The album’s first single is called Luxury Hotel and it’s a gooder. Maybe it’s cause I’m a maritimer, but there’s something about John Showman‘s voice that gets me every time. Don’t you think it sounds like a rockier version of Jimmy Rankin? If you think his voice is good, wait until you seem him play violin, I guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it.

I got a chance to see them perform this past weekend at the Ironwood here in Calgary. The atmosphere of the crowd was great, which isn’t something you can always say about a crowded bar. But I think that’s because everyone knew what I think I’ve recently discovered. These guys are going to be big, so listen to them while you can.

Click here to check out the tour dates, be sure not to miss them!

Mike Morrison


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