This fall Espanola will be over in Europe in support of his second release "Espanola Again"12-09-2023
If there were a venn diagram of the modern stalwarts of Canadian rock and roll, there in the middle you’ll find Espanola’s Aaron Goldstein. As the go-to sideman for some of the country’s most recognized songwriters for the last 15 years, Goldstein has played pedal steel and electric guitar for the likes of The Arkells, City & Colour, Kathleen Edwards, Lee Harvey Osmond, Daniel Romano and Cowboy Junkies, to name just a few.
However, despite his many legendary nights and performing to hundreds of thousands of satisfied fans, to quote the man himself, “Nothing beats the feeling of plugging in an SG and fronting your own band.”
Enter Espanola. Named after a blue collar town at the mouth of Highway 6 in Southern Ontario, Espanola is Goldstein’s musical memory palace -- a place to celebrate his devotional hymns to the gods of rock and roll.
This fall Espanola will be over in Europe in support of his second release "Espanola Again". On this Goldstein found a sonic soulmate in producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Hr, Alvvays, Waxahatchee). Together, the duo went to work bringing Goldstein’s tight songwriting to life with rough and tumble arrangements that at times recall The James Gang and others the cerebral alt-country of Wilco or the power pop of Sloan. “Too rock and roll for Americana, too earnest for indie,” Goldstein laughs, describing the album’s sound.
In October and November Espanola will be over as support the Garrett T. Capps, The Sadies and The Old 97s:
27/10: Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg ^
28/10: Deventer, NL - Burgerweeshuis %
29/10: Eindhoven, NL- Altstadt ^
31/10: Leiden, NL - Q-Bus ^
02/11: Gent, BE - Charlatan ^
04/11: Groningen, NL - Take Root
06/11: London, UK - Oslo *
07/11: Oxford, UK - The Bullingdon *
08/11: Glasgow, UK - The Hug & Pint *
09/11: Newcastle, UK - The Cluny 2 *
10/11:Nottingham, UK -The Old Cold Store *
^ with Garrett T. Capps
% with The Sadies
* with The Old 97s