GREAT BIG SEA
Friday, October 29th, 2010 Time: 7:30pm
At the EnCana Event Centre in Dawson Creek
Tickets go On Sale: Friday, September 10th at 10:00 am
Tickets can be purchased at www.dawsonco-optickets.com or by calling 1-877-339-8499(TIXX) and at the Tiger Box Office Plus inside the EnCana Events Centre. Also visit their website at www.dawsoncreekeventscentre.
photo cortesy of their website for their latest album release.
On March 11, 2010, Great Big Sea celebrated their seventeenth birthday as a band. And like almost
every one of their many anniversaries spent together, they celebrated it by playing a concert, this one in
Omaha, Nebraska. For the players it was an important landmark, but for the fans, some of whom had
travelled hundreds of miles, it was a chance to spend a night with a band that has come to define the
energetic spirit of Newfoundland. Somewhere along the way, GreatBigSea ceased to be just a band –
for the three core members and their assorted collaborators, it’s a way of life
Their latest album, Safe Upon The Shore, reflects the newest twists in their original plan.
The songs on the albumcover the many strains of the band’s inspirations, but also reflect the
real concerns of men trying to balance family and life while spending so many months in the adolescent
world of a touring band. Nothing But A Song speaks of the backstage tensions that sometimes test their
own relationships, while DearHomeTown is about the things that get left behind. The delicate Follow Me
Back is pure sentiment, a small love note to those who have stayed with them for so many years. The
boisterous folk rock of Road To Ruin and Wandering Ways talk about the bands raucous years in the
pubs. Long Life, the albums driving opener, is all about the passage of time, and the constant push and
pull between band and home.