MonkeyJunk’s 5th recording Time To Roll arrives Friday Nov 4th!
The HomeTown Release Party will be at the Rainbow Bistro- Saturday Nov 12th (9:30pm show) and Sunday Nov 12th (4pm show) About the new record: It was recorded and mixed in just 3 weeks at Almonte, ON’s Signal Path Studio with long time collaborator and co-producer Ken Friesen. It has combined aspects of all 4 previous recordings and the band enlisted lyrical collaborators including Tom Wilson (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Lee Harvey Osmond, Junkhouse), Paul Reddick, Matthew Chaffey (The Split) and engineer & co-producer Ken Friesen (The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo) to complete the songs. The result is a raw snapshot of where the band has been and arrived in 8 and a half years of touring and recording. Kelly Prescott lends backing vocals two tracks otherwise, it’s all Tony. Steve and Matt. Sample tunes will be posted soon and the band is already playing several of the tracks live – check it out in a town near you!
For over eight years, the name MonkeyJunk has been synonymous with the emergence of a new kind of blues on the Canadian and international scenes. Continually pushing boundaries and blurring genre lines, the Ottawa Ontario-based trio has added an edge to their music by incorporating swampy blues & rock with thoughtful and intelligent lyrics. Their fifth Stony Plain Records release, Time To Roll is unique in that it incorporates elements of all four of their previous recordings with added maturity in songwriting and instrumentation, cementing MonkeyJunk’s originality and sound as its own.