From the fertile musical ground of Peterborough, ON comes a project from singer/songwriter Dylan Ireland; The Express & Company.
Their self-titled EP, which embraces sounds of traditional Canadian roots rock, has been in rotation on over 125 stations across North America, and featured on CBC’s Fresh Air and Vinyl Cafe. Their debut single and fan favorite track, “Out By The Trees”, tells the story of generations brought together by music, a result of Dylan coming from a long history of musical family members.
As a touring band with Melissa Payne on Fiddle, Joe Hay on Drums, Liam Wilson on Bass and multi-instrumentalist Benj Rowland, they have played over 200 shows including the Mariposa Folk Festival and South by Southwest. Enchanting audiences with electric, energetic concerts and playing alongside bands such as The Sadies, Whitehorse, Jenn Grant and Greg Keelor have allowed a true, organic sound to develop. As well, performances as a duo have allowed Dylan and Melissa to present their songs in a more intimate and theatrical manner. Dylan keeps the beat with his bass drum while also delivering on his vocal and guitar duties, while Melissa completes the experience with fiddle, rhythm guitar and harmonies.
The Express & Company will continue to tour extensively over the next 12 months, including a Home Routes tour through the Yukon in March of 2013, with their debut full-length scheduled for release on Seventh Fire Records in the spring of 2013.