GIVEAWAY TIME: A Skydiggers' Christmas!

ONE WEEK TODAY, incredible Canadian roots rock band The Skydiggers are coming to town!  Meaford Hall, to be specific.  And we're celebrating by giving away TWO TICKETS to the show for one very lucky person!!!

Share this blog post on Facebook or Instagram and tag @Route26ontario to enter.  One entry per person.  Contest closes Sunday, December 10th at 11:59PM.

We'll randomly draw on MONDAY, DECEMBER 11th at 7PM.

It's going to be an awesome show full of warmth and love and happiness and great tunes.  Huge thanks to Inside the Music for putting on this show.

The Skydiggers are comin' to town!

The Skydiggers are comin' to town!

Here's a little more info from the band:

For over 25 years Skydiggers' friends and fans have reunited over the holidays at Toronto’s
Legendary Horseshoe Tavern to celebrate the season to the soundtrack of the band's distinctive
rootsy Christmas tunes and Skydiggers' classics, and this year they're taking it on the road.
"We've realized that the most moving moments of the season are more than just expressions of
glad tidings and comfort and joy,” says Skydigger Andy Maize. “That there are moments of
melancholy, regret and truth that are, in their own way, as much a part of the Christmas
experience as any joyous carol. We want to put on a show that both celebrates the season
while leaving room for quieter, more personal moments."

As an added bonus, this season's show will feature songs from the band's new album, Warmth
of the Sun. The 12-track album, which reflects the group’s elemental guitar-based origins and
plaintive layered vocal style, arrives in a time of confusion, anger and division as an eloquent
and vital plea for compassion, honesty, healing and reckoning with the truth, rendered in the
group’s classic folk-rock style.

“I don’t think it was intentional, but I can hear a thread on these songs about reaching out, being
honest with yourself and making a connection with people, in order to get to a better place.
That’s definitely a goal for us, it always is,” says singer Andy Maize.

The result can only be described as a classic Skydiggers album, one that can sit shoulder to
shoulder alongside milestone records in the group’s catalogue like Restless, Just Over This
Mountain and Road Radio. “It’s a privilege to have had this opportunity to share our music with
people for so many years,” says Finlayson. “Warmth of the Sun reflects our lives right now, and
we’re lucky to share it with people and let it become part of their lives.”