Alberta-based singer/songwriter Randal Arsenault has released his latest single, “Rock & Roll To My Grave,” the first taste from his upcoming solo EP. The song marks a bold shift to roots rock for Arsenault after establishing himself with Afro-funk outfit Dr. Zoo. He’ll preview more new material with shows in Lethbridge, Banff and Calgary in early February.
Until now, Newfoundland-born Randal Arsenault has been known as bandleader for Dr. Zoo, the group he formed while studying in South Africa, whose unique sound was once famously described as “Paul Simon’s Graceland meets The Pogues.”
Having toured the world and had his work recognized by the Canadian Songwriting Awards, East Coast Music Awards, and Music NL Awards, Arsenault is now making a fresh start after his time away from the music industry to build a family in Alberta. What started with the purchase of a new guitar has taken him on a journey back in time, literally and figuratively. But it’s also reinforced the message of “Rock ‘N Roll To My Grave” that we should never stop doing what we love.
Saturday, Feb. 3 :: Lethbridge AB :: The Owl
Sunday, Feb. 4 :: Banff AB :: Rose And Crown
Saturday, Feb. 10 :: Calgary AB :: Ironwood Stage & Grill