There’s a school of thought, well a guy on a bar stool of thought, that Americana is country music mashed up with other influences to take it to unexpected places.
Daniel Romano has done the idea one better by providing his “I’m Gonna Teach You” as a back drop to Alberta musician and artist Chad VanGaalen dark and wondrous imagery.
Romano’s song of barroom betrayal and late-night AM radio redemption is as much a play off of the familiar form of the strings-washed Nashville Sound as VanGaalen’s characters and scenes are a send up of Heavy Metal magazine fantastical words inhabited by hog riding heart-sick cyclops and desolate alien environments.
Romano takes his songs on the road of his homeland of Canada tonight:
11/04 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
11/05 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
11/06 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre – Fourth Stage
11/07 Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood *
11/11 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
11/12 St. Catharines, ON – Firstontario Performing Arts Centre
11/13 London, ON – Call The Office