Renowned for their meaningful, descriptive lyrics, superb vocal stylings and group harmony that’s reminiscent of 1960s folk bands, The Sadies are poised to perform one night only in Niagara Falls this Saturday.
The famed Toronto quartet, comprised of singer/guitarists Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean and drummer Mike Belitsky, first exploded onto the North American music scene 20 years ago.
In an interview with ThoroldNews, Dallas Good said they're looking forward to returning to this area.
"We don't get to NIagara nearly often enough but we've been able to come around a fair bit without overstaying our welcome ...I think," he laughed.
Good said the band is currently halfway through making a new record. "It's too soon to perform live so for now, our set consists of all older material. The new songs are no longer new but so much more fun to play now than they were. We'll be playing the hits and lots of old surprises."
The band is known for a fun eclectic mix of sounds that doesn't fit easily into one genre.
Good agreed with that comment, saying, "I think it's fair to say we aren't easily labelled. We try to work as hard as we can, so no rules. We are very blessed to be able to do what we do. Our only concerns are putting on the best show possible." Then he added wryly, "That, and not being late."
The band’s impressive list of collaborators includes Canadian legends Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gord Downie, and Neil Young, among many others.
Music journalist Jason Schneider noted, “(the band's) Focus shifted to their original songwriting, and what was once the best live band in Canada became the best band in Canada, period.”
The Sadies will perform an evening of their extraordinary original recordings at the Seneca Queen Theatre stage, this Saturday, June 15, at 8 p.m.
The licensed Seneca Queen Theatre is located at 4624 Queen St. in downtown Niagara Falls.
To buy tickets, and for more information, visit www.senecaqueen.ca