VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Jon and Jeremy of The Strumbellas at Austin City Limits 2016

strumbellasThe Strumbellas are no strangers to large crowds at their shows passionately singing along to their music. Since their start in 2009, the fanbase has been loyal and growing ever-so-steadily for the six-piece Canadian band. Their latest album, Hope, spawned the radio-friendly, “Spirits” and “We Don’t Know”, which has finally given the band a bigger American fanbase than they’ve ever had. In their native Canada, the band has won numerous awards including the Ottawa Folk Festival’s Supernova Rising Star Award, CBC Music’s Rising Star award, the Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album Of The Year and a coveted JUNO award for their sophomore album, We Still Move On Dance Floors. The Strumbellas have been on tour since releasing Hope, having played SXSW, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits and will wrap up 2016 with two in-demand shows in Toronto, Canada.

Jon Hembrey and Jeremy Drury of The Strumbellas took a moment prior to the band’s set at Austin City Limits to speak with B-Sides On-Air host, Pete Mar about breaking through the American mainstream, their experiences in Austin and more. Check out the interview:

The Strumbellas Tour Dates
Oct 19 MacEwan Ballroom w/ The Zolas Calgary, Canada
Oct 20 Francis Winspear Centre for Music w/ The Zolas Edmonton, Canada
Oct 21 Allan & Jean Miller Centre w/ The Zolas Whitecourt, Canada
Oct 23 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic Winnipeg, Canada
Oct 23 Burton Cummings Theatre w/ The Zolas Winnipeg, Canada
Oct 24 Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
Oct 25 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
Oct 27 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Oct 28 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Oct 29 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Oct 30 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Nov 14 La Maroquinerie Paris, France
Nov 15 Heaven London, United Kingdom
Nov 16 Astra Berlin, Germany
Nov 20 The Lost Horizon Syracuse, NY
Dec 01 The Fillmore Detroit w/ The Head and the Heart Detroit, MI
Dec 02 1stBANK Center Broomfield, CO
Dec 17 Duck Room at Blueberry Hill St Louis, MO
Dec 22 Danforth Music Hall w/ The Zolas Toronto, Canada
Dec 23 Danforth Music Hall w/ The Zolas Toronto, Canada

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