For Toronto’s alt-country fans, Monday nights will never be the same. The Rattlesnake Choir is set to play the last of its long-standing weekly residency gigs at The Dakota Tavern on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 10 p.m..
With the release of the band’s new album, Walkin’ The Wire, Rattlesnake Choir look forward to playing more shows at new venues, bringing its swingin’ alt-country to new crowds. Having played The Dakota’s Monday night slot for as long as most can remember, Rattlesnake Choir have been an integral part of Toronto’s vibrant roots and country music scene.
The band released their latest effort, Walkin’ The Wire, on April 26 and celebrated the album’s release to a packed house at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern. Sticking to their traditional roots, Walkin’ The Wire (Cousin Jeb Records) was recorded live off the floor to tape in an analogue studio. As a live band first and foremost, capturing that “live off the floor” essence for the recording was paramount.
The Rattlesnake Choir are John Borra, Sam Ferrara, Tony Benattar, Miranda Mulholland and Michael Boguski. The band’s collective back pages read like a who’s who of Canadian music: The Ugly, A Neon Rome, Viletones, Change Of Heart, The Mahones, Groovy Religion, Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith, Luther Wright, The Cash Brothers, Serena Ryder, The Cameron Family Singers, The Beauties and more. Their experience in punk, rock and country, coupled with their unique ability to capture the nostalgia of early country and western music, has created a distinct and unique sound, helping to shape and influence Toronto’s local music scene since coming together in 2006.

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