Pat Temple and the HiLO Players have released a new record in the Covid spring of 2020
The tour was cancelled.
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The gigs are starting to come in now and we are back on it for 2022. Some local things and a west coast tour at the end of June. Once again we are back at the CNE, Aug. 19 to 24.
Looking forward to seeing all our old friends. !!
Pat Temple always has a great cast of HiLO Players. For this new recording, titled, Slanted Road, he is once again bringing some of the best.
Spencer Evans, - from Kingston Ontario, has performed and recorded with Pat Temple for 30 years. He also performed and toured with Jeff Healy, Sarah Harmer and the Cowboy Junkies. Spencer is a multi instrumentalist, playing clarinet, accordion and keyboards. He’s an incredibly infectious performer and always brings it to every show!
Rob Foreman, - from Peterborough Ontario, has recorded and performed with PaTT for 5 years. He is rapidly gaining traction as a session stand up bass player and also fronts his own band called the "Quick Shifters".
Kyler Tapscott, - came to the band on a recommendation from Canadian ace, Jimmy Bowskill. He's been touring with PaTT for three years and is presently putting the finishing touches on his own solo recording. Kyler is a world class guitar man, and is getting session work with Greg Keelor, Emily Fennell, Amanda Rheume and many others.
The new 2020 Pat Temple HiLO recording is titled Slanted Road and features the four players mentioned above plus HilO alumni, Pineapple Frank on trombone for one song.
It is, by all accounts, the Pat Temple recording many have longed for, presenting the same instrumentation and the same players in the touring band.
Notes from Pat Temple about the Slanted Road songs
Six songs on 'Slanted Road, draw from a thirty year collection of story songs written by PaTT.
Track 1 - ‘Slanted Road’ - Instrumental - Pat Temple
The A section of this is a minor key slant on a fiddle tune I wrote 30 years ago called the HiLO reel. I wrote the B and C section, recently, by singing it on my phone. I’m a big fan of voice memo for writing. Kyler and Spencer did a beautiful job trading off guitar and clarinet.
It has Irish roots, a little bit of Django hot club and the clarinet gives it a Klezmer vibe.
There are four co-writes on the record;
Track 2 - 'Is That a Man Or a Fool' - Pat Temple, Willie P Bennett, Spencer Evans.
Willie and I wrote this back in the 90's and Spencer came up with the fabulous bridge section
Track 4 - 'Delia' - Pat Temple and Michelle Rumball.
I first met Michelle in the Toronto folk renaissance days of the early 90's. She was singing with the Grievous Angels.
She came back from Nashville, in the late 90’s, with some lyrics as her friends there had just named there newborn child Delia. I wrote the verses and the beautiful chorus is all hers.
Track 7 - 'I've Got a Boat' - Pat Temple and Noah Bamberger.
My nine year old nephew, Noah, came up for lunch after a swim at the lake and said he had a great song idea. He then sang me the opening line - "I've got a boat. It used to float. I've got a boat, but my boat don't float no more". A few months later he was over for a visit and we finished the song. Almost all the lyrics are his and I simply came up with a tune and helped make them fit. The kid’s hot!!
Track 8 - T-Bone Alley - Pat Temple and Kyler Tapscott.
While on tour, we always have a guitar in the back of the van to play on the long drives. Kyler played this tune and I recorded it on the phone. I wrote the lyrics, several months later, after we returned home.
Pat Temple continues to tour, record, write and perform his own unique brand of toe tapping music. He has just completed his eighth album, and is excited to share some new tunes with his fan across Canada. Pat loves to be out on tour, talking to people and gaining inspiration for his music. Sadly, Tour 2020 is cancelled for all live music so stay tuned for video shows to come.
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Pat always puts together incredible shows, but he himself admits that this musical line up is one of the best . Don’t miss it!
The 2020 release, Slanted Road' is understated and powerful in it's simplicity.
The 2014 release, ‘Day For Day’ carries on the swinging tradition of Pat’s 90’s cult hits ‘Salamander Bones’ and ‘Playin’ Havoc With My Heart’. Pat’s music is informed by Western Swing, Jump Blues, Rockabilly and Roadhouse Soul. It fits easily into Blues, Jazz and Folk festivals.
Having performed many of Canada’s Music Festivals, Pat Temple has become a mainstay in the Canadian scene. He has performed in venues such as: Massey Hall, The National Art Gallery and The Ontario Place Forum. Pat Temple has received press across Canada, being interviewed by CBC, The Toronto Star, The Ottawa Citizen, The Winnipeg Free Press, as well as The Vancouver Sun. He has appeared live on Much Music television and CBC radio.
With thirty years of performing under his belt, Pat has developed an impressive and unique body of work. His compelling voice adds colour and meaning to his lyrics. Pat’s songs are the kind you want to stay up late with!
Pat Temple attracts stellar players to his music.
The live shows are toe tappin’ and uplifting. At every show you’ll find people up swingin’ and dancing to this very original music performed by a truly eclectic cast of characters.
One Tree Island Wingwalker 1988
Stone Boat BMG 1990
Connecting Lines BMG 1992
Hi Lo at Massey Hall Wingwalker 1993
Cold Cuts Wingwalker 1994
One Song at a Time Wingwalker 2000
Hi Lo Silver Wingwalker 2012
Day For Day Wingwalker 2015
Slanted Road Wingwalker 2020
Blue Skies Folk Fest
Festival Of Friends
Winnipeg Folk Fest
Island Folk Fest
North Country Fair
South Country Fair
Calgary Folk Fest
Kitchener Blues Fest
National Art Gallery
Ontario Place Forum
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