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Occurs on Friday November 1 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Chester Playhouse
22 Pleasant Street
Chester NS B0J 1J0

Event Notes

× Nova Scotia's troubadour Joel Plaskett returns to the Chester Playhouse!

For over three decades, Joel has proven himself a spinning wheel of reinvention. The Nova Scotia songwriter's eclectic body of work reveals a restless and playful spirit, always transforming and expanding.

While continuing to celebrate -- and be celebrated for -- his regional ties and embrace of East Coast musical traditions, Joel’s omnivorous appetite for new sonic horizons is an integral part of his work. His discography includes heavy riff epics, like Thrush Hermit's now-classic swansong Clayton Park (1999); low-fi and wide eyed solo records like In Need of Medical Attention (1999) and La De Da (2005); lean, loose and lyrical rock and roll with the Emergency on Down at the Khyber (2001) and Truthfully, Truthfully (2003); and a father-and-son nod to English folk traditions with Solidarity (2017).

Then there are the endeavours that push the envelope further: the Emergency’s romantic epic concept album Ashtray Rock (2007); the months-long songwriting challenge Scrappy Happiness (2012); and Three (2009) and 44 (2020), Joel’s sprawling, multi-record ventures exploring love, loss, and existential investigation. For his latest release, the 4-track project One Real Reveal (2024), Plaskett strips his songwriting down to its raw materials, allowing everything in—all the human touches the tape could pick up—and letting (almost) everything out.

Join us for an evening of incredible music as Joel Plaskett performs an intimate solo show on your Playhouse Stage!

Full Event Details

This performance is offered thanks to support from Duckworth Real Estate

Adults - $58 plus taxes & fees
Youth (under 20) - $29 plus taxes & fees

Reserved Seating
Run time: 2 x 45 min sets

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