The East Pointers (CAN) are a powerful and highly skilled acoustic trio with Tim Chaisson, Koady Chaisson and Jake Charron. They have quickly risen to the top of “Canadian Celtic”, folk music with Scottish and Irish roots, typical of Canada’s Eastern seaboard where migrants – voluntary or otherwise – from those regions landed in the extended period between late 18th century and early 20th century. The cultural influences are still very strong in Cape Breton, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, which is where The East Pointers are from.
Formed in 2014, the band have only two albums out so far but they have already been awarded and recognized several times and are an established unit with a steady and growing following.
Musically The East Pointers are firmly in the Canadian Celtic framework: the music is very well performed comes with a strong Celtic flavor but tends to be a bit more streamlined and sometimes boosted by a strong bass drum beat. It’s perfect for dancing, singing along – and as driving music, especially on those long, long stretches of the Trans-Canada Highway 😉
As they are still a young band with many years and adventures ahead of them, I suspect we’ll see and hear even more developments and shades in their future music. In any case, it’s quite a rare and an amazing story with lots of great music already.
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