COME JOIN US!!
We will be doing tunes off the ‘Pink Lem’ album and a bunch of Grateful Dead and JGB!
It’s been a long, strange trip to becoming Toronto-based jam band Danceland. The band’s founding guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joe Ferland, came up as a musician in the 1990s New York City music scene, playing in a variety of rock and pop-punk contexts, and earning a few record deals along the way. Eventually, the music biz hustle burned him out, and he took a decade sabbatical. Music came back into his life during the passing of his mother when he and his wife—his co-writer and co-vocalist Jale—found their way to Danceland. Today, the band is releasing its eclectic debut, Pink Lem, out July 29th. The 7-track album was mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Gregg Rubin (The Avett Brothers, Harry Connick, Ben Folds).
The five-piece band is rooted in a timeless psychedelic Americana tradition, replete with fine, storyteller songcraft; sunny harmonies; lonesome pedal steel; stratospheric lead guitar passages; and a touch of Eastern mysticism. Initially, Danceland was conceived as Cherry Garcia Band, a project performing imaginative versions of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band tunes. Starting this summer, you can catch Danceland on tour; its first performances will be around Canada and the Northeast United States.