New Country Rehab
New Country Rehab

NEW COUNTRY REHAB sign to Kelp! /

January 22, 2013

new-country-rehab-sign-to-kelpWe’re chuffed to bits to welcome New Country Rehab (NCR) to the Kelp fold for their second album Ghost of Your Charms, due out March 5, 2013. The band that was described by UNCUT Magazine as “Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons” have been added both to Kelp’s label and management rosters.

Ghost Of Your Charms explores love, loss, death and decisions through its eleven tracks, nine of which are originals. Recorded in Toronto and guided by producer Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijou), the new album shows off their unconventional instrumentation: lead singer John Showman drives the band with his dynamic fiddle playing; guitarist “Champagne” James Robertson uses a raft of pedals to astonishing effect; drummer Roman Tome sets the groove on a hybrid kit which includes a sawblade cymbal and goat hooves shakers; and, freewheeling bassist Ben Whiteley plays his acoustic double bass to abandon.

“Luxury Motel” is the first track available for download, from our SOUNDCLOUD page.

New Country Rehab begin their Canadian tour dates this February, with further dates to be announced in the coming weeks:


FEB 21, 2013 – STRATFORD, ON (Foster’s Inn)
MAR 1, 2013 – STIRLING, ON (Stirling Festival Theatre)
MAR 2, 2013 – BURNSTOWN, ON (Neat Coffee)
MAR 7, 2013 – WINNIPEG, MB (Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club)
MAR 8, 2013 – DAUPHIN, MB (Watson Arts Centre)
MAR 9, 2013 – SASKATOON, SK (Amigo’s Cafe)
MAR 10, 2013 – REGINA, SK (The Exchange)
MAR 15, 2013 – CALGARY, AB (Ironwood Stage and Grill)
MAR 16, 2013 – EDMONTON, AB (Haven Social Club)
MAR 20, 2013 – REVELSTOKE, BC (Big Eddy Pub)
MAR 22, 2013 – VICTORIA, BC (Logan’s Pub)
MAR 23, 2013 – CUMBERLAND, BC (Cumberland Hotel)
APR 4, 2013 – TORONTO, ON (Horseshoe Tavern)
APR 6, 2013 – MORRISBURG, ON (St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage)