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Preview track from upcoming album – “Shot Tower”

Ol’ Savannah’s rendition of “Shot Tower” by Gern f of United Steelworkers of Montreal. Preview track to Ol’ Savannah’s upcoming album, “Fill My Cup at De Melkbus: Live in Dordrecht, Netherlands”, due out April 20.

Ol’ Savannah announces release of live album – Fill My Cup at De Melkbus: Live in Dordrecht, Netherlands


Independent folk/roots band, Ol’ Savannah, are excited to announce the release of their fifth full-length and first live album, entitled “Fill My Cup at De Melkbus: Live in Dordrecht, Netherlands”. The album will be available at shows and online as of April 20, 2018, and the group will be playing an album launch show in their home base of Montreal, Quebec at Petit Campus the same night with supporting acts, The Steady Swagger and Scott Dunbar One Man Band.

The live album was recorded on October 19, 2017 at Mini-theatre De Melkbus in Dordrecht, Netherlands by Marc Burger (Burger Productions). The 17-track album includes two cover songs not previously recorded by Ol’ Savannah: “Shot Tower” by United Steel Workers of Montreal and “Go Back Home” by Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir. The rest of the album is comprised from Ol’ Savannah’s repertoire, songs from each of the group’s four studio-recorded albums. Performing were Speedy Johnson (vocals, guitar, banjo, harmonica), Kevin Labchuk (accordion, harmonium, backup vocals), Ram Krishnan (bass, backup vocals), and Daniel Malone (drums).

Following the release of “Fill My Cup at De Melkbus”, Ol’ Savannah embarks on their second European tour, which begins on May 5 at Labadoux Festival in Ingelmunster, Belgium. The band will also do a short Quebec summer tour in August out to Gaspésie.

Montreal Album Launch
Friday, April 20, 2018
Petit Campus | 57 Rue Prince Arthur E
Doors at 9:00 pm | Show at 10:00 pm
$15 at the door
With The Steady Swagger and Scott Dunbar One Man Band

European Tour
May 5, 2018 – Labadoux Festival (Ingelmunster, BE)
May 7, 2018 – Muziekcafe Thalassa (Sint-Niklaas, BE)
May 8, 2018 – Vogelzang Café (Rupelmonde, BE)
May 9, 2018 – Rheinterrassen (Rees, DE)
May 10, 2018 – Café de Loge (Ghent, BE)
May 11, 2018 – Le Communal (Saint-Léger, BE)
May 12, 2018 – Blues-sphere (Liège, BE)
May 16-23, 2018 – Italy (booking: Cattivi Gualgluni)
May 24-30, 2018 – Switzerland (booking: Pas mal bien)
June 1, 2018 – Le Sous-Off Summer Fest (Bourges, FR)
June 2, 2018 – Ty coz (Morlaix, FR)
June 3, 2018 – La Café Chantier (Saint-Éloy, FR)
June 5, 2018 – Le cafédiskaire (Lille, FR)
June 6, 2018 – What’s Cookin’ (London, UK)
June 7 & 8, 2018 – Gate to Southwell Festival (Southwell, UK)
June 9, 2018 – The Arch-Way Project (Halifax, UK)
June 10, 2018 – The Grayston Unity (Halifax, UK)
June 12, 2018 – Leith Depot (Edinburgh, UK)
June 14, 2018 – Sketchy Beats (Edinburgh, UK)
June 15, 2018 – Callum’s Cavern (Paisley, UK)
June 16, 2018 – Upstairs at Monks (Beverley, UK)
June 17, 2018 – The Isis Farmhouse (Oxford, UK)
June 21, 2018 – The Magic Garden (London, UK)
June 22, 2018 – The Lighthouse (Deal, UK)
June 23, 2018 – Café ‘t Leeuwke (Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, BE)
June 24, 2018 – Muddy Roots Europe (Waardaame, BE)

Quebec Summer Dates
July 1, 2018 – Festival Virage (Sainte-Rose-du-Nord)
July 30, 2018 – Pine Beach Park (Dorval)
August, 3, 2018 – Pit Caribou (Percé)
August 4, 2018 – La Pointe Sec (Mont-Louis)

Burden Out Now!


Ol’ Savannah’s fourth full-length album, entitled Burden, is out now. Please visit www.olsavannah.bandcamp.com to stream and/or purchase the album.

Shows are being added for 2018. Stay tuned for more announcements soon!

Festival Le Grand Soufflet + Europe 2017 Tour!

Happy to announce our first trip across that little Atlantic pond this coming Autumn. We’ll start our travels in the beautiful region of Brittany, France for multiple performances at Le Grand Soufflet. Then, our tour will take us around France and other nearby countries. For more info, please visit our “Shows” page.

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Back at it! – June 23rd at Sala Rossa

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We’re back at it after a 9-month hiatus. Come on out to Sala Rossa on Friday, June 23 as we’re back in Montreal and preparing for a European tour this coming fall. Please check out our “Shows” page for more info on everything coming our way.

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