The Karpinka Brothers

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The Karpinka Brothers - Folk Rock Live Act in Saskatoon

The Karpinka Brothers Short Info

The Karpinka Brothers may very well be the truest and purest artists to ever come out of Saskatchewan. Their sound bridges a curious gap between Van Morrison, Joel Plaskett, and outsider artists like Daniel Johnston. You Can Count On Me, the band’s third album since 2008, has recently won Best Album of the year in Planet S Magazine’s Reader’s Poll.

The album is weighted with songs of forgiveness, acceptance, and understanding, which shouldn't come as any surprise given that the brothers volunteer regularly to perform at a local longterm care home. Their songwriting and delivery is honest, blunt, and heartwarming - descriptors that can easily be misread as trivial, but they ring so true in the context of this album. They capture a magic that just can't be faked. Even mastering legend John Golden (The Replacements, Sonic Youth, Black Flag) took the time to write them and let them know what a pleasure he had working on the record.

They have shared the stage with songwriters as diverse as John K. Samson (of The Weakerthans), Gordon Lightfoot, and Tom Wilson. They were invited to perform last summer at the Regina Folk Festival, and Gateway Festival, and have completed a coast to coast Canada tour in fall 2015, ending with four shows in New York City.

BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR—PLANET S READER’S POLL

“BUDDY HOLLY BOOGIE MEETS CROWDED HOUSE.”—JOEL PLASKETT

“…SOME OF SASKATOON’S FINEST.”—CBC

“CALLS TO MIND SOME
OF THE LAST CENTURY’S
 MOST FAMOUS BROTHER BANDS.”—EXCLAIM!

“…POISED TO WIN OVER AMERICA
IN THE MONTHS AND YEARS TO COME.”
—ABSOLUTE PUNK

“…INSTANTLY ENGAGING…
THE CLASSIC POP OF BUDDY HOLLY WITH MORE THAN
A HINT OF THE EVERLY BROTHERS BESIDES.”
—NO DEPRESSION

“…CONSISTENTLY IRRESISTIBLY CHARMING…”
—COUNTRY STANDARD TIME

The Karpinka Brothers may very well be the truest and purest artists to ever come out of Saskatchewan. Their sound bridges a curious gap between Van Morrison, Joel Plaskett, and outsider artists like Daniel Johnston. You Can Count On Me, the band’s third album since 2008, has recently won Best Album of the year in Planet S Magazine’s Reader’s Poll.

The album is weighted with songs of forgiveness, acceptance, and understanding, which shouldn't come as any surprise given that the brothers volunteer regularly to perform at a local longterm care home. Their songwriting and delivery is honest, blunt, and heartwarming - descriptors that can eas...

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Origin

  • Saskatoon CA

Founded

  • 2008