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Just call me a Plaskett-case

It might be an understatement to say that I am a big fan of Joel Plaskett. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen him perform — from small-crowd solo shows to rocking band stints, the guy is a true entertainer. He makes a point of connecting with every town he visits, is a terrific storyteller, and never fails to give 100%.

His show tonight at the Bronson Centre was no exception; despite somewhat muffled sound and a few overzealous off-tempo clappers in the crowd, the whack of us enjoyed a stupendous show. Joel was joined onstage by his dad, backed up by Rose Cousins and Ana Egge, then also by the Emergency Band, including Peter Elkas (who, if you’ve paid attention, I’m a fan of too); he also threw in a couple of solo tunes. It was a great mix, overall, and he even got the room to belt out an ode about his earless cat, White Fang.

I will certainly be snagging Joel’s latest triple-cd album (entitled, of course, Three) ASAP.

I took a number of vids, but only have the oomph to upload this one tonight — the clearest & closest-up movie I took of the evening. Enjoy!

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  1. May 21st, 2009 at 13:35 | #1

    Oh lord, I think you can hear me singing beside you. I feel like I’m there all over again, doing my own awkward Plaskett-shuffle in the 5th row.
    Interesting how the sound is better in your wee cam’s digital recording than in the room…I didn’t even hear him make the comment about Bank St. construction last night.

  2. May 21st, 2009 at 18:07 | #2

    Joel Plaskett is awesome!

  3. May 22nd, 2009 at 07:06 | #3

    Whoo hoo! Seeing him Saturday at Massey Hall in Toronto, looking forwards to it!

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