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HELLO 2017!

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Friday, January 06, 2017
HELLO 2017!

 

Ya' know that feeling of wrapping Christmas gifts with beautiful, shiny paper and carefully curled ribbons but having to hide them in a closet for weeks? This year, there was a pink teddy bear in the dollar store window that our Cherry Tomato had been pining after, and it took all of our strength not to reveal that there was already one of those pink bears up in our closet, wrapped with curled ribbons.  One day, there was an outburst of tears when she saw the teddy bear was no longer in the window a mere two weeks before Christmas. It was so hard to NOT tell her she was getting that pink bear (now, aptly named "Pinky").  Well...it's time to do some unwrapping of some things we've been hiding along with Pinky the dollar store teddy bear!  Without going into too much detail, I think it's fair to at least reveal which CONTINENTS this year has in store for us! We are so excited to announce we will be touring in EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, and all ACROSS CANADA in the next year! So there you go! I know I feel much better now - I never said I was the greatest secret keeper ;) We promise to let out all the details as the year unfolds...but it's gonna be a big one!  We hope you're doing a happy dance with us! 

2016 took us across the country and across the entire world to Australia! We shared stages with inspiring musicians, made new friends, reconnected with old friends, pushed ourselves, made new music, faced many fears, and overall couldn't have asked for a better year! We couldn't have done any of it without the support of the Government of New Brunswick, Music/Musique NB, East Coast Music Association (ECMA), agent extraordinaire and winner of the 'wears the most hats' award, Shelley Chase and Garrison Hill Entertainment, Chuck Teed, Jessica Rhaye, our beloved CBC Radio Canada, Jordan Mattie Visuals, our parents, friends, and fans!!

We can't wait to share more about what other hidden presents we've got wrapped! Let's start with a sold out show at Lansdowne House Concerts, Jan 7th (get on the waiting list for tix!), Shivering Songs Jan 21st (tix still available!) and a pair of shows with The BackYard Devils! (Imperial Theatre March 3rd get tickets ASAP! & The Capital Theatre March 9th - grab tix here!) We've got a fantastic show planned for Feb. 11th at the Carleton Victoria Arts Council in Florenceville-Bristol (tickets available here). Also - we'll be traveling to Kansas City in February to attend and showcase at Folk Alliance International!! We're just getting started....hope to see you all along the way!

It really does take a village. And we have the most amazing village.

Thank you all and much love!

Lisa & John

 

 

 
 
 

I Go Where You Go (EPK)

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We have a wonderful, new EPK for I Go Where You Go, filmed by Jordan Mattie Visuals! It features interview and album footage from our very own, Porchlight Studios, and live show footage from both The Mack Theatre in Charlottetown, PEI, and from our sold out, album release show with a full band at the iconic, Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB. Check out our other videos on our YouTube channel or through our videos page and enjoy this little snippet into our world! Hope to see you at a show soon! 

Order your copy of I Go Where You Go or a sweet, new t-shirt here :) xo, Lisa and John 

 
 
 

I Go Where You Go

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Monday, June 13, 2016
I Go Where You Go

We are so happy to announce that our sophomore album, "I Go Where You Go" is officially out and available! I don't think our release show could have possibly been any more amazing! With the city of Saint John's support, we played to a sold out crowd at the iconic Imperial Theatre in the city's uptown. Not only were we on the best stage in the city - we were joined by our dream team of East Coast musicians who also lent their talents on our record: Ray Legere on fiddle and mandolin, Andrew Sneddon on dobro, Dillon Robichaud on banjo, and Remi Arsenault on bass.  Both Dillon and Remi also play in Moncton's beloved honkey tonk band (and one of our faves!!), The Backyard Devils. Check them out here

There is no way we could have achieved filling that theatre without our generous sponsors: 97.3 The Wave, Country 94, Sussex Beard Oil Merchants, Duncan's Electrical Ltd., and Kents Building Supplies

I don't know when we will come down from this exhilaration. Saint John, you have filled our hearts. As for future dates, we have release shows coming up in Halifax (June 18th at The Company House), Fredericton (July 14th at Corked Wine Bar), and you can keep track of our festival appearances on our tour page here.

We also have a brand new video up for the album's first single, "Ain't Dead Yet" on our youtube channel! Check it out right here :) The video was done by Jordan Mattie Visuals and features our studio and home at Porchlight Studios as well as some sweet venues like The Mack Theatre in PEI and the Saint John Theatre Company's BMO Studio Theatre in uptown Saint John. Let us know what you think! 

Thank you all for all of your love and support! We really wanted to give everyone an experience at our release show...turns out, you gave it to us...and we will never forget it! 

Much love,

Lisa & John 

Tomato/Tomato 

 
 
 

"Everything You Need" - Alberta Wildfires Fundraiser Single

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Thursday, May 19, 2016

To help raise funds for the wildfire relief effort in Fort McMurray, we're releasing this new track from our upcoming album, and donating all proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross. Don't forget that the federal government will match all donations made! Please take a moment to listen and share. 

itunes:
http://apple.co/1YECJ3v
bandcamp:
http://bit.ly/1ONEmeP


 
 
 

TOMATO/TOMATO CD RELEASE at IMPERIAL THEATRE!

posted by Lisa McLaggan - Friday, April 22, 2016
TOMATO/TOMATO CD RELEASE at IMPERIAL THEATRE!

For immediate release: 

TOMATO/TOMATO CD RELEASE at IMPERIAL THEATRE!

Saint John folk/roots duo Tomato/Tomato celebrates the release of their sophomore album with a full-band performance at the Imperial Theatre June 9 at 7:30PM.

The new album, entitled I Go Where You Go, builds on their signature blend of high energy foot stompers and traditional folk. Husband and wife team John and Lisa McLaggan opted for a live approach for the disc, bringing some of Atlantic Canada’s top bluegrass players into the studio.

Internationally acclaimed fiddle/mandolin player Ray Legere, dobro sensation Andrew Snedden, and The Backyard Devils’ Dillon Robichaud and Remi Arsenault all performed on the album, and will join Tomato/Tomato for the CD release.

“It’s an all-star band of East Coast bluegrass players, all on one stage,” says Lisa McLaggan. “It’s worth the price of admission just to see those guys play – they’re spectacular musicians.”

“This will be a chance for us to recreate our new album in a live setting, as well as perform some of our favorites from the first album,” adds John McLaggan. “The opportunity to launch the album at the Imperial Theatre will be a special treat.”

Tickets for Tomato/Tomato’s CD release are $27.00, are available at the Imperial Theatre Box Office. The event is brought to you by The Wave, Country 94, and Tomato/Tomato Music.

For more information, please contact:

Chuck Teed

Tomato/Tomato Music

506-214-2831

tomatotomatosj@gmail.com

www.tomatotomato.ca