The Boston Common Christmas tree is an annual gift from the Province of Nova Scotia in gratitude for the assistance of the people of Boston in the aftermath of the devastating Halifax Explosion during the First World War.
Nova Scotians are proud of this annual tradition that reflects the beauty of the province as well as the strong historical, cultural, and economic ties between the Province and the city of Boston. Nova Scotia’s favourite sons, The Stanfields, will represent the Province of Nova Scotia during the annual tree lighting broadcast on December 4th, bringing their signature Rock & Roots sound to an estimated 20-thousand on Boston Common.
The Stanfields always promise and deliver a memorable show with their signature hard-rocking rhythms and edgy lyrics that leave no question why this band earned the 2013 East Coast Music Awards for Fan’s Choice Entertainers of the Year award and Group Recording of the Year for their album, Death & Taxes.
Watch the video for “Ship to Shore” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQaUtizFSaI
What the press has to say:
“Too many of these bands sound like Pogues wannabes, but that’s not where The Stanfields are coming from. They want to rock very hard, honour traditional East Coast music, and sing about being from a place with hard-working people, the ones they grew up with, and the ones in their audience.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC
“For King and Country is full of those tales we’ve heard so many times by so many balladeers, but The Stanfields breathe new life into the old husk of true folk, delving deep into the heart of things and spilling out all of the refuse that people do, so well, like to hide.” – Anthony Leclair, Guff Magazine
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Where: Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts
When: Thursday, December 4, 6:30-8:00pm
Links: Web: http://thestanfields.ca/
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