Since first opening its doors on June 14, 1894, Massey Hall has hosted the world's greatest performers and cemented its position as one of the premier concert venues in the world. Over a century later, Canada's iconic concert hall is set to close for two years to complete the most significant revitalization in its history. Prior to this hiatus, join us on June 14, 2018 on the occasion of Massey Hall's 124th anniversary as we gather several Massey Hall alumni for an historic night of music. Performing double duty as both featured performers and the house band, Whitehorse will lead an all star lineup including Jim Cuddy, Sarah Harmer, Joel Plaskett, Sam Roberts, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and surprise special guests.
Whitehorse are thrilled to be returning to Nashville this September for an official showcase at Americanafest. The Americana Music Festival & Conference will take place September 11-16, 2018, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. With planning already underway, 2018 promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana's influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music.
Whitehorse and Six Shooter Records took home the Marketing Awards at the CIMA Gala Awards (Canadian Independent Music Association) for the marketing campaign for Panther in the Dollhouse. CIMA’s Celebration and Awards Gala is an annual celebration to give props to those who innovatively create, support and strengthen Canada’s independent music industry. Woohoo!
Whitehorse will be joining a stellar cast of artists at the Six Shooter Records + Starfish Entertainment JUNOfest showcase this Friday in Vancouver at the Imperial Vancouver. If you are in Vancouver you won't want to miss the Outlaws & Gunslingers party feat. The Jim Cuddy Band The Jerry Cans / Pai Gaalaqautikkut Terra Lightfoot Rose CousinsBarney Bentall Jon Bryant Devin Cuddy Band NQ Arbuckle Ensign Broderick Sam Polley and the Old Tomorrows Riit with Musical Direction by Ford Pier
Whitehorse's 2017 album Panther in the Dollhouse received a 2018 Juno Award nomination in the category of Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Recording Engineer Gus Van Go has also been nominated for Recording Engineer of the Year for his work on "Boys Like You". See you at the 47th annual Juno Awards in Vancouver this March!
"We applied this to the many varied expenses we incur to run our Drop-In Centre - which sees over 300 women per day/night. The Drop-In Centre provides a hot meal, medical care, a safe refuge and programming referrals for street-based sex workers that self-identify as women."
Throughout Whitehorse's Canadian tour dates we partnered with local non-profit organizations who are fighting for the rights of sex workers. We are allies in this effort to decriminalize and destigmatize sex work in our country. Through Patron Saint of the Lonely Hearts t-shirt sales and through your generous additional donations together we raised over $2500, all of which went directly to the local organizations working on the ground with our communities.
Here is a little more on how these dollars were put into action:
"We raised more then 1/2 a months rent which as a collective 100% community funded is a huge deal for us!! This is community!"
"All money that comes to us goes directly to support programs-pays staff, buys supplies, let's us hire a cleaner once in a while."
"The donation will be used to launch our "Sex Workers Welcome" program to train local organizations and businesses to become more welcoming of sex workers."
Thank you to these amazing organizations, and thank you to our fans.
Hot off the presses! These special edition Live at Massey Hall posters will be given out in limited quantities to the first few lucky Whitehorse fans through the door on December 8th at Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall. Grab your tickets and come early for this sweet swag designed by Odelay Graphic Design
Find tickets here.
On their new album, Whitehorse explores conventions and assumptions of domestic life, questions that dovetail with issues of consent, freedom and safety. To celebrate the album’s release, and to acknowledge the work done by those in the sex industry and those who fight for positive and necessary change, Whitehorse is partnering with organizations across Canada who are working on the ground in these communities to share about the important work being done as well as provide an avenue for donations to go directly to the organizations through the sale of Patron Saint of the Lonely Hearts t-shirts at live concerts across Canada. Partner organizations across Canada include: Sunshine House (Winnipeg), WISH (Vancouver), Safe Space London (London, ON), SWAN Waterloo, Maggie's of Toronto, Chez Stella in Montréal, and more. #GivingTuesday
" Directed by Katrina Beatty of Loud Whisper Productions, the video is as bright and suggestive as the song title implies, with vivid makeout sessions involving twosomes and threesomes who could inspire another “make love/not war” movement that’s in need of a serious reboot during these troubled times." - Michael Bialas, HUFFPO
Off of Whitehorse's new album Panther in the Dollhouse.
A big thank you to MuchFACT for all you've done, the support over the years has made dreams of video's like this one come to fruition.
Watch the official Pink Kimono video and read the full story at Huffington Post.
FOUR DECADES OF DOING NOTHING: NEIL YOUNG’S “OHIO” REMAINS A POWERFUL AND STARK STATEMENT ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE AND BRUTALITY
As part of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction of Neil Young, guitar-slinging duo Whitehorse was invited to perform two iconic and potent selections from Young’s catalogue. Whitehorse offered a scorching rendition of "Ohio," a song that remains shockingly and disturbingly relevant after nearly four decades.
“We never thought we'd still be watching our backs for violent abuses of authority or any kind of violence between groups of people where race, partisanship, urban/rural roots or class were the determining factors,” says Luke Doucet. “Surely ‘Ohio,’ when released by Crosby, Stills Nash & Young in 1971 was to represent the end of that era.
Unfortunately, Trump has all but guaranteed that this kind of divisive confrontation and violence will continue and escalate. White supremacists have been emboldened and reassured that they have a sympathetic agent in the Oval Office.
Ohio could have been written this year and only the names of presidents and geography would need altering.
Neil has always been ahead of his time but maybe he outdid himself in 1970," finishes Doucet.
DAN SAVAGE WILL JOIN WHITEHORSE AND SUPREME COURT CHALLENGER TERRI-JEAN BEDFORD TO TALK BODY POLITICS, PRIVACY LAWS AND MORE.
Event will include interviews, audience Q&A + musical performance.
On their new album, Panther In The Dollhouse, Whitehorse explores conventions and assumptions of domestic life, questions that dovetail with issues of consent, freedom and safety.
To celebrate the album’s release, and to acknowledge the work done by those in the sex industry and those who fight for positive and necessary change, Whitehorse and Six Shooter Records will host a live taping of Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast on July 11, 2017. The event will include interviews and discussion, audience Q&A and a musical performance.
With this event, Whitehorse wishes to create a space for open dialogue, awareness and tolerance.
Panther In The Dollhouse will be released July 7, 2017.
WHEN: JULY 11, 2017, 6:30-9pm.
WHO: Renowned advice columnist and podcaster Dan Savage, Supreme Court of Canada challenger Terri-Jean Bedford, Melissa McClelland + Luke Doucet (Whitehorse)