The Damn Truth w/ Jess Ryan Band at Volcanic
Fri, Mar 23 at 9pm
- ALL AGES
Canada's THE DAMN TRUTH arrive in the USA!!!
Over the years, Canada has given us a lot of great bands; Neil Young , Alanis Morrisette, Arcade Fire, Bryan Adams, The Guess Who, BTO, Rush and many more.
Well, now there's a new name you can add to that list; The Damn Truth, on their first U.S. tour. They kick it off with a coveted slot on the (SOLD OUT) Rock Legends 2018 Cruise (Sammy Hagar, Bad Company, Uriah Heep, and more) and will spend the next two months making friends across the U.S. with their high energy rock'n'roll.
Singer-guitarist Lee-la Baum has been called the love child of Robert Plant and Janis Joplin; mixing up the best of the classic rock the band loves with the indie energy of their hometown Montreal scene.
The band is here to introduce their new album (their 2nd); Devilish Folk; meet their American fans and promote the new single, "White Lies".The Damn Truth have their roots definitely in 60s and 70s rock but they are adding to that palette with alt-rock and indie-rock and whatever-else-kind-of rock attitudes and power; basically, if it makes the music stronger is all that counts. Consider the pedigree of the alternative and classic rock credentials of Devilish Folk.
It was mixed by Grammy-award winner Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, and others). All this power was brought to the forefront via the mastering of John Davis, responsible for the recent Led Zeppelin re-issues in addition to work with U2, Lana del Ray, Stone Roses, Florence & The Machine, and others.
The Damn Truth are Lee-la Baum (vocals/guitar), Tom Shemer (guitars), PY Letellier (bass) and Dave Traina (drums). There are echoes of Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Gretta Van Fleet and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, all of it uniquely channelled through Lee-la's powerful vocals; creating an emotional rock that's both distinguished them and made them something of a musical anomaly.
"Jimi Hendrix taught me everything I needed to know about that rock'n'roll attitude," says Lee-la, "and he was my first real rockstar crush!"
The world is evolving , rock n’ roll and social norms are changing.
Women are taking charge and Lee-la Baum and The Damn Truth are here to break those sexist stigmas every step of the way.