Canadian singer-songwriter Adam Baldwin to support Matt Andersen on tour in September




Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Adam Baldwin will make his UK and Ireland live debut as special guest of fellow countryman Matt Andersen on his September tour. Dates are:

SEPT 27               Dublin – The Grand Social
SEPT 28               Belfast – The Black Box
SEPT 29               London – Boston Music Room


Baldwin’s sophomore album Concertos & Serenades, out now on Sonic Records, offers a hard-hitting east coast testimony. Through eight masterful yarns, he bears witness and pays tribute to a tradition of desperation—sinners and losers, perpetual failures, and down-and-out phantoms that haunt his home’s coastlines and back roads—without a passing judgment. Some of the tales happened, some didn’t, and most walk a tightrope between truth and fiction.

Watch the incredible video for album track “Lighthouse in Little Lorraine” here:

Listen to Concertos & Serenades here:

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Born and raised in Nova Scotia, musician Adam Baldwin has been a mainstay of the Atlantic Canada music scene for over a decade.

Starting as a member of rock combo Gloryhound before joining Matt Mays & El Torpedo in 2009, Baldwin’s own music has continued to evolve since his award winning self-titled solo debut EP in 2013.

In 2016 Baldwin released his first full length album No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eight-Five) featuring the singles “Daylight” and “Anytime”. In 2019 he released the follow up No Rest for the Wicked EP, including “Salvation” and “Dark Beside the Dawn”.

In March 2020, with in person performances impossible due to COVID-19, Baldwin launched his Cross-Country Chin Up concert series, almost every Friday evening on YouTube. In addition to making this weekly opportunity to connect virtually with fans, he also raised funds for the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Red Cross Stronger Together Nova Scotia Fund, RCMP Fallen Officer Fund, and the Black Cultural Society for Nova Scotia. The online concert series also produced two digital EPs: Chin Up Sessions (originals) and Songs for the Parlour (covers).

His current LP Concertos & Serenades, as Baldwin tells it, wouldn’t have been written without an encounter with fellow musician Martha Wainwright. In January 2020, Baldwin had “a foot out the fucking door of this whole racket” but had some final commitments to honour. One of those commitments was playing some songs for a French-Canadian TV show that Wainwright was hosting. When they broke for dinner, as she sat beside him in a north-end Halifax restaurant, he got real with her. “I was like, ‘I don’t think I got this in me anymore. I can’t write anything. I feel like I can’t get anything out of the place that I live, and I can’t move because my family’s here. So, I think it’s time for me to tap out.” Baldwin says. “And she scolded me in that restaurant, like a dog.”

It’s a good thing, too, because Concertos & Serenades does nothing less than tell the other side of the story about “a wind-battered people, who grow up with a callus over our whole body,” as the songwriter himself puts it. Concertos & Serenades is sure to be considered a future classic in the tradition of the great East Coast storytellers and songwriters.

Concertos & Serenades Track-listing

  1. Causeway Road
  2. No. 2 Colliery
  3. Gerald Burgess Race Trac Full Serve Autobody
  4. A Plea to Saint Peter
  5. Lighthouse in Little Lorraine
  6. Gone to the Dogs
  7. Good Gracious
  8. The Voice of the Eastern Passage (Wayne’s Serenade)

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