John Jacob Magistery first came to our attention in 2016 when they impressed us during a late-night set at The Rainbow. Their engaging lyrics and bursts of spontaneous energy on stage made them an obvious recommendation as a band to catch later that year at CityFolk Festival. The Montreal natives recently completed an EP, Harmoney, prompting a return visit to Ottawa to celebrate its release. Despite the inclement weather with the first snowfall of the season, fans arrived to Cafe Dekcuf eager to enjoy the evening. The band started the show by playing their favourites from previous albums before winding down the night with three new songs – “You Snooze You Lose”, “HARMONEY”, and “Song For A Psychopath”. With prompting from those in attendance, Johnny Griffin obliged their request for an encore, performing a song solo to draw the evening to an end.
The band is currently on tour in Ontario and Quebec (with a wildcard date in LA) for the remainder of November and early December. Give yourself an early holiday gift and go!
The band was supported by Cold Capital and Mad Ones.
note: photographer arrived too late to photograph Mad Ones.
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