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Coming to a club near you. I caught this guy/gal (transgendered) in Sault Ste. Marie last year and he is AWESOME. Highly recommended and well worth supporting. He tours on the greyhound!

Tracks: http://www.myspace.com/raespoon

Great Video: http://www.raespoon.com/media.html

About raespoon

Rae Spoon is a young artist who proudly follows in the time-honored tradition of the singers he respects. Armed with influences such as Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams, he continues to mine the territory that lays between reverence for the greats and his own original perspective and voice. Raes cowboy-folk twang and prairie imagery is borne out of his history as an Albertan and his lyrics stem from his own unique life experience as a person who is transgendered (born female now identifies as male). Constant touring (mostly on the greyhound) with just a banjo and a guitar has also added to the depth of his storytelling. Since emerging onto the Canadian roots scene in 2001, Rae has steadily built a following through grassroots methods and strong word of mouth buzz. He's performed at many high-profile Canadian festivals, including Dawson City, Vancouver, Regina, Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg & Edmonton Folk Festivals. At the latter (in 2004), Rae played a Mainstage set sandwiched between Natalie Merchant and Earl Scruggs, in front of 10,000 people. Rae was also presented with 2 awards at this festival: the Galaxie Rising Star Award for Best New Artist and Penguin Eggs Magazine's Critics "Favorite New Discovery" of 2003. Rae has shared the stage with artists such as Kinnie Starr, Po' Girl, Sarah Harmer, Carolyn Mark, the Be Good Tanyas, Emmylou Harris and Ani Difranco, and has received high praise and accolades from many of them.

Upcoming Shows

Nov 2 2006 The BOathouse Kitchener

Nov 3 2006 Ginger's Halifax

Nov 4 2006 Faucet Gallery Sackville

Nov 9 2006 The Boathouse Kitchener

Nov 10 2006 Cedar Ridge Hotel Marma

Nov 11 2006 Pazzo Stratford

Nov 13 2006 TBA Peterborough

Nov 14 2006 Degrassi House Toronto

Nov 15 2006 Pepperjacks Hamilton

Nov 16 2006 The Boathouse Kitchener

Nov 17 2006 Casa Del Popolo Montreal

Nov 19 2006 The Cornerstone Guelph

Nov 23 2006 The BOathouse Kitchener

Nov 24 2006 London Music Club London

Nov 25 2006 Rasputin's Ottawa

Nov 26 2006 Oasis toronto`

Nov 30 2006 The Boathouse Kitchener

Dec 1 2006 The Velvet Elvis Oshawa

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