Pretty Archie was formed back in 2012 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The Country/Americana/Bluegrass quartet is comprised of Brian Cathcart (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Colin Gillis (Harmonica, Bass, Vocals), Matt McNeil (Lead Guitar, Mandolin) and Redmond MacDougall (Banjo, Percussion, Vocals).  The band chose their name after a local (Cape Breton) character known for playing with 2 strings outside shopping malls in any weather and not always (or ever) in key. They guys thought the name Pretty Archie embodied the love of playing and performing music along with representing their hometown.

Pretty Archie released their debut LP Steel City back in 2013 and they now have a follow up titled North End Sky. We are sharing a couple of our favorite tracks from North End Sky. The album is a great americana-bluegrass infused offering that speaks of love and loss with honesty and sometimes humor. Below is “Hardwood Floor” and “North End Sky” which are both great tracks about relationships and the heartbreak they sometimes bring. You can stream the entire album on Soundcloud.

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If you dig Pretty Archie and want to find out more info, check out all the links below. If you are a band or artist that wants to be considered for Twitter Tuesday all you have to do is follow us on twitter @therevue.

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