The East Pointers are a Canadian trio that features banjoist Koady Chaisson, fiddler Tim Chaisson, and guitarist Jake Charron. Revered for their energetic Prince Edward Island based music, the group has won multiple awards including a prized Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year this past year. Since then The East Pointers have toured non-stop in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. Wherever they go, crowds are transfixed by their electrifying concerts.
Central to the group are Tim and Koady Chaisson, cousins who are members of a seven-generation musical dynasty credited with preserving and renewing the mix of Irish, Scottish, Acadian and French-Canadian folk traditions that make up the Prince Edward Island sound. Rounding out the band is multi-instrumentalist Jake Charron, from Ontario, who is also from a musical family. Jake has played and recorded on guitar, keyboards, and banjo with his brother, a champion fiddler.
After having such success with their first album, The East Pointers have recently released their sophomore album, What We Leave Behind. This latest effort carves a new path for the band, as they continue to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fan base around the globe.
Like most hardworking bands, The East Pointers play a range of gigs, from festivals in front of thousands to shows in small venues. The band was treated like rock stars at festivals such as the Milwaukee and Dublin Irish Festivals, but here in Harrisburg, we're fortunate to be able to experience them in an intimate setting at the Fort Hunter Centennial Barn.
Fort Hunter Centennial Barn
5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
$24 General Admission
$20 SFMS Members
$10 Students— ages 3 to 22
Advance Tickets@ BrownPaperTickets.com