Proudly hailing from Kingston, Ontario, Alex “Lefty” Amey, Harrison Stewart-Juby and Sean Patterson started their journey as Oakridge Ave. in 2013. After several years of writing and playing the venues that birthed other Kingston greats like The Mahones, The Glorious Sons and The Tragically Hip, the three-piece honed their tight, indie rock sound into what it is today: a blend of influences from Canada’s rich musical tapestry, including Bahamas, The Weakerthans and The Lowest of the Low. Since their debut album, 2017’s “10”, through their 2018 EP “Lost & Out of Place”, followed a summer maritime tour the same year, their songwriting and sound has matured alongside their live performances.
These experiences have culminated in their forthcoming album, jumpstarted by a chance encounter with one of the band’s heroes, legendary Canadian indie rocker Ian Blurton (Change of Heart, Blurtonia, C’mon). Recorded at ProGold in Toronto, Blurton crafted and refines the album’s sound, helping Oakridge Ave. incorporate new textures and ideas into their fresher, more thoughtful songwriting. The result is like a good Canadian ale; darker, rich and complex, but accessible and smooth, best enjoyed with good friends having a good time.
Alex Amey | Bass
Harrison Stewart-Juby | Drums, Vocals
Sean Patterson | Guitar, Vocals
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The Tragically Hip started its own music festival, Another Roadside Attraction, in 1993. The first event was held in Winnipeg and featured the Hip, Midnight Oil, Crash Vegas, Hothouse Flowers and Daniel Lanois.
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