The Dust Poets, a Manitoba folk group, are bringing their eclectic brand of roots music to the Sherbrooke Courthouse on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The group is in the midst of a September tour of the East Coast promoting its new album Lovesick Town. The band formed in Brandon, Man. five years ago, and has toured most of Canada and parts of the U.S. Though it is the Dust Poets’ first time playing in Atlantic Canada, they have a new Maritimer — mandolinist Corey Ticknor moved to Sackville, N.B., from Manitoba a year ago. “Over the years we’ve played from Montreal to Vancouver Island and all points between,” said Mr. Ticknor. “We’ve always wanted to play the East Coast to check out its legendary music scene.” The Dust Poets have created arrangements from different musical styles, including folk rock, country, bluegrass, and piano pop. The five-piece band consists of guitar, bass, mandolin, accordion, clarinet, and four-part vocals. “We are thrilled to be included in the East Coast tour,” said George Brothers, of Sherbrooke Village. “The group had heard of our concert series through performers they met at folk festivals in western Canada, and after hearing about what a special venue the Courthouse was, they decided to add Sherbrooke to their ‘must perform’ list.” Tickets are $8. For more information call 1-888-743-7845.
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