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I Go Where You Go



PRESS REVIEWS:


"Husband and wife team John and Lisa McLaggan combine their talents and their voices to create a sound that's part Old Crow Medicine Show and part Some Velvet Evening." Brian Rock, Americana Magazine, Turnstyled Junkpiled
“The playing is wonderfully hot, the album is fun and the time has come, Tomato Tomato is ripe for the pickin'." Bob Mersereau, CBC New Brunswick
“It is really no wonder they are an in demand act both at home and abroad. An eclectic mix of folk and bluegrass that shows great musicianship and careful lyricism - Tomato/Tomato are super cool, super funky and super quirky. What more could you ask for?” Maggie Sapet, Australian Musician Network www.amnplify.com
“A wonderful balance between playful and serious at virtually every turn, helping ensure you’re back for another listen.” Ken Kelley, Moncton Times Script
“If you like folk music, actual folk music, you like these two. Their harmonies and hooks are reminiscent of David Wax Museum and Old Crow Medicine Show, and Lisa Mclaggan’s unique choice of instrument — a washboard with a cymbal nailed to it — ensures they have their own defining percussion to set them apart from other Maritime folk acts.” Chad Pelley www.theovercast.ca
“Tomato/Tomato’s John and Lisa McLaggan bridge the gap between folk music and Riverdance. Their high energy shows feature enough fancy footwork and charm to please any audience.” Alex Cook, The East www.theeastmag.com
“The McLaggans are central part of Tomato/Tomato, trading off lead vocals or just singing together, and they’re at their best as a team. Their chemistry is infectious.” Michael Thomas, Grayowl Point www.grayowlpoint.com

BIOGRAPHY:

Don't let the name fool you, Tomato/Tomato is not your garden variety duo. John and Lisa write clever and quirky songs that draw on traditional folk, country, and blues with their own interesting twist. Lisa performs on an old washboard rigged up with tin cans and a cymbal while simultaneously playing bass and snare drums with her feet. She truly takes multitasking to a new level! Tight harmonies, folky guitar and Lisa'a up-cycled percussion create an unmistakeable sound that is unique, refreshing, and fun. Really, really fun! Whether you say “Tom-ay-to” or “Tom-ah-to” - this genre bending duo will have you stomping your feet, clapping your hands, and playing your air washboard with reckless abandon! With two acclaimed albums (So it Goes / I Go Where You Go), Tomato/Tomato is sure to be cooking up something fresh.



HIGH RES PHOTOS:


LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO:

Kite Song

PAST PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:

2017
• Shivering Songs Festival, Fredericton, NB
• Carleton Victoria Arts Council, Woodstock, NB
• Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB
• Capital Theatre, Moncton, NB
• Newfoundland Tour
• Festival of Small Halls, PEI
• Vancouver Folk Festival
• Groundwater Country Music Festival, Broadbeach, Australia
• Australian Tour
• Regina Folk Festival
• Floodstock, Evandale, NB
• National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
• England Tour
• Maritime Christmas Tour w/ Heather Rankin and Dave Gunning

Previous Years
• Winnipeg Folk Festival
• Harvest Jazz and Blues, Fredericton, NB
• In the Dead of Winter, Halifax, NS
• Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canso, NS
• Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, NS
• Larlee Creek Hullabaloo, Perth-Andover, NB

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

• CBC Searchlight Regional Winner, 2014
• Music/Musique New Brunswick, Roots Traditional Album of the Year Nomination for “So it Goes”, 2014
• East Coast Music Award, Roots Traditional Album of the Year Nomination for “So it Goes”, 2015
• Music/Musique New Brunswick Awards, Folk Artist of the Year, Group Recording of the Year for “So it Goes”, SOCAN Song of the Year for “Toss it All Away”, 2015
• Music/Musique New Brunswick Award Nominations, Album of the Year for “So it Goes”, Video of the Year for “Toss it All Away”
• Music/Musique New Brunswick Awards, Group Recording of the Year for “I Go Where You Go”, SOCAN Song of the Year for “Ain't Dead Yet”, 2017
• Music/Musique New Brunswick Award Nominations, Album of the Year, Folk Artist of the Year, 2017
• East Coast Music Award, Songwriter of the Year Nomination (John McLaggan), 2017
• Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination, Contemporary Folk Album of the Year for “I Go Where You Go”, 2017
• Music/Musique New Brunswick Award Nomination, Producer of the Year (John McLaggan), 2017

DISCOGRAPHY:



*Pinecones and Cinnamon (2017)



*I Go Where You Go (2016)



*So It Goes (2014)



CONTACT


For all booking, management + business inquiries please contact:
tomatotomatosj@gmail.com
(506) 608-2728


General Inquiries:
info@tomatotomato.ca


Porch Light Studios:
John McLaggan
johnmclaggan@hotmail.com
(506) 608-2728
CANADA