The Addington County Revue Adds New Bassist in Time for Show at The Silver Dollar Room
We recently put out the word that we have a brand new band member. We thought we'd post it here because, why waste a good press release?
Rock, folk and blues band The Addington County Revue will play their first show of 2016 at The Silver Dollar Room with new bassist Mike Hurlbut on Thursday, January 21.
An accomplished musician, Mike Hurlbut is has been playing music most of his life. He is a graduate of the prestigious Etobicoke School of the Arts where he studied jazz guitar, and in addition to playing the bass he’s also a master of the banjo, double bass, and the electric guitar. He’s played in several other Toronto bands including Civilian, The Continental, and wedding band The Balls and Chain. An artist at heart Hurlbut is also an aspiring filmmaker with credits including the renowned documentary on mental illness and creativity Lavarius, an official selection at the Worldwide Short Film Festival; and Every Day is Music, a film that was awarded all major funding grants from Ryerson University’s Film Studies program.
Hurlbut became a member of The Addington County Revue in November 2015 and joins founding musicians Mitch Arend (vocals, harmonica, guitar) and Evan Wise (guitar); other band members include Matt Wheeler (percussion), Katie Pearson (vocal harmony), and Andrea Smitko (vocal harmony).
“Mike's an incredible musician. I've known him for more than a few years now and have always enjoyed his work in other Toronto bands,” says Arend. “He's the kind of player that, to watch and hear, inspires you to become better yourself. He elevates any song he plays and I feel like I improve anytime I get the chance to jam with him. When we were down a bassist he was the first person in mind to join ACR - and we're lucky to have him! We can't wait to play our first show back at the Silver Dollar with him. You're not going to want to miss it.”
What: Addington County Revue first performance of 2016
Where: The Silver Dollar Room (486 Spadina Ave, Toronto)
When: Thursday, January 21, 2016
When: Doors open at 8 p.m. ACR takes the stage at 11 p.m.