One of the hottest acts in Country Music, a trio from Dripping Springs Texas blew into Toronto last week to do some promo for their self titled debut EP.   Mark, Jess & Cam make up Midland, a band that has a traditional country sound that I grew up listening to in the 70’s and 80’s.  Their single Drinkin’ Problem has started to resonate with Country Radio both in the US and Canada. And the boys have garnered some kind works from the likes of Rolling Stone and a few other well-respected publications.  We had a chance to take in the bands industry showcase in Toronto at the storied Dakota Tavern on April 25th.   The trio took the stage and impressed the shit out of everyone in attendance.   I mean seriously, these guys are fantastic.  Three guitars / three voices and what a sound.

Midland performs @ The Dakota Tavern in Toronto – Photo: Corey Kelly

Midland performs @ The Dakota Tavern in Toronto – Photo: Corey Kelly

Midland performs @ The Dakota Tavern in Toronto – Photo: Corey Kelly

Midland performs @ The Dakota Tavern in Toronto – Photo: Corey Kelly

I think it was the witty banter between the guys and just the real laid back type attitude that may have had the audience in tune with what the boys were dishing out.    There were lots of smiles and plenty of laughs had throughout the fellas set as they poked fun at both each other and themselves.   One of the highlight songs for me was a new song they had been working on called Attitude Adjustment.  The smart lyrics and the twang in Mark’s voice was just incredible.

Midland performs @ The Dakota Tavern in Toronto – Photo: Corey Kelly

Midland performs @ The Dakota Tavern in Toronto – Photo: Corey Kelly

Wondering where and when you might be able to catch Midland?   Well they will be opening a few shows on the west coast for Tim & Faith on the Soul 2 Soul Tour and then will be back in Ontario in August for the 2nd largest Country Music festival in North America Boots & Hearts.

Be sure to follow the band on their socials…

And Watch for our interview with the boys later this week!

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Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

Midland performs @ The Dakota Tavern in Toronto – Photo: Corey Kelly

Midland performs @ The Dakota Tavern in Toronto – Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

Midland performs @ The Dakota Tavern in Toronto – Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

KX Country 96’s Jerry Archer introduces the band – Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

Photo: Corey Kelly

 

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