JUNO Award-winners The East Pointers will release their new album Yours To Break on October 25 via all streaming services. Catch their performance on November 30 at Homburg Theatre, Charlottetown, at 7:30 pm.
Produced by multiple GRAMMY and JUNO Award-winning songwriter and producer Gordie Sampson (Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts), Yours To Break finds the band drawing on their historical Canadian Celtic roots while redefining the ever-evolving genre of modern folk.
“Yours To Break is a bit of a departure from anything we’ve ever done on previous albums. We spent more time on production; experimenting with more percussion, bass and keys—all soundscapes that we’ve been bringing to our live show recently with acoustic instruments still at the forefront,” says fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson. “ Hopefully you’ll feel the instrumental jams just as much as the lyrics we dug deep to write. We really hope people love it!”
Yours To Break was written across the globe, with Koady (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) in Australia, Jake (guitar/keyboards) in England and Tim (vocals/fiddle/percussion) in Costa Rica. Each of those experiences and sense of place played into the creation of the album and showcase the band’s willingness to expand dramatically on the traditional music they grew up performing.
The trio have been collecting accolades since the release of their debut album Secret Victory including, a 2017 JUNO Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year as well as a 2019 East Coast Music Award for Song of the Year for Two Weeks, and a 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Ensemble of the Year. The band has also won multiple Music PEI Awards including, Group Recording of the Year, Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year, Song of the Year, Digital Achievement of the Year and Entertainer of the Year and have won Touring Artist of the Year four years in a row. They have performed over 450 shows across the UK, North America, Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Europe.