Nowhere With You

Nowhere With You

The East Coast Anthems of Joel Plaskett, the Emergency and Thrush Hermit

Book - 2016
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A celebration of a beloved Canadian icon, featuring dozens of original interviews and exclusive photos

Joel Plaskett has earned an awful lot of honourifics in his career so far, counting folk hero, indie darling, and national treasure among them. And that's just since the Halifax musician started making records of his own in 1999. For a decade before that, he was one-quarter of Thrush Hermit, a band of scrappy Superchunk disciples who became hard-rock revivalists and one of the last survivors of the '90s pop "explosion" of major-label interest in Halifax.

Canada's east coast has never been much of a pop-culture mecca. Most musicians from the region who've ever made it big moved away. But armed with a stubborn streak and a knack for great songwriting, Plaskett has kept Halifax as his home, building both a career and a music community there. Along the way, he's earned great respect: when he plays shows in Alberta, east-coast expats literally thank him for staying home.

Nowhere with You is the study of how he pulled this off, from the origins of Canada's east-coast exodus to Plaskett's anointment as "Halifax's Rick Rubin."
Publisher: Toronto :, ECW Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9781770412378
Branch Call Number: 921 PLA
Characteristics: 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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