News and Blog

FMO Conference Showcasing! 

At the 30th Annual FMO Conference, we are excited to announce that we will be playing 8 showcase slots.
We are coming in full force, and hoping to fill up the summer of 2017 with festival dates. 

Check it, and come on out. 

Fall 2016 East Coast Tour  

We are headed back East this fall, this time all the way to St. John's NFLD. Looking forward to catching up with old friends, and playing some of our favourite places along the way. Darryl, we been missing you. 

Our Music Video won Runner Up!  

Our video with Shawn Kosmerly and Here Kitty Kitty Productions for "Movin' On" was voted Runner Up in the CTV Best in Shorts Competition at Cinefest Sudbury 2016!

Check it out if you haven't already! 

Eastman Endorsement 

We are very excited to announce our new endorsement by Eastman Guitars! We just took our new Eastman mandolin out for a rip at Fred Eaglesmith's 22nd Annual Charity Picnic this past weekend, and it's a beauty of an instrument. Glad to have something great to take on the road with us. 
#Eastman #eastmanguitars #iplayeastman

From the Stillhouse UK & Ireland Tour 

We've been hard at work over the past few months, and are finally ready to announce our first-ever trip across the Atlantic to tour Ireland and the United Kingdom. Big thanks to Ontario ex-pat Darren Eedens for booking this tour for us: 20 shows lined up in just 1 month of touring. We'll be heading across Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland - with shows in Dublin, London, Glasgow, Cardiff, and more. Check the full list below, and let your friends know if we're headed their way. 

12/5 Colfer’s Pub, Wexford 
13/5 Whelan’s, Dublin 
14/5 JJ Harlow's, Roscommon 
15/5 Bronte Music Club, Rathfriland 
17/5 Bar 236, Prestatyn 
18/5 Late Lounge, Rhyl 
19/5 The Caledonia, Liverpool 
20/5 Bar 236, Prestatyn 
21/5 Private Party, Bristol 
24/5 Golden Lion, Bristol 
25/5 The Bell Inn, Bath 
26/5 Undertone, Cardiff 
27/5 The Grapevine, Exmouth 
28/5 Stramash, Edinburgh 
29/5 McChuills, Glasgow 
30/5 Vintage Fair, Cardiff 
1/6 Magic Garden, London 
2/6 Doctor's Orders, Sheffield 
3/6 Telford's Warehouse, Chester 
4/6 Fire in the Mountain Festival

Official Release this Saturday: CBC Searchlight Mixtape 2015 

Live on Elgin! March 12th - 220 Elgin St. 2nd Floor, Ottawa ON 
Doors at 9:00pm | Show at 10:00pm 
$12 Advanced | $15 Door 


Anyone who has been listening to CBC radio lately has heard that they are gearing up for this year’s CBC Searchlight Competition. This Saturday night, in the nation’s capital, we are excited to release a collaborative compilation album from ten Finalists of last year’s competition. The “CBC Searchlight Mixtape 2015” is a grab-bag of the best up-and-coming Canadian artists, and represents a wide variety of music from coast-to-coast. Order your copy from “Bloodgrass" enthusiasts and Northern Ontario Finalists, Murder Murder, at, or get one from your local finalist!  

Huge thanks to Duplium ( for sponsoring the Mixtape. 
Artwork: Matt Maranger 
Mastering: Andy Magoffin’s House of Miracles 

Track / Searchlight Finalist / Region:  

1. ”Fault Lines" / Scary Bear Soundtrack / Iqaluit NU 

2. ”I Won’t" / Ivory Hours / Windsor ON 

3. ”Jon & Mary" / Murder Murder / Sudbury ON 

4. ”Original Sin" / The Fall Line / Montreal QC 

5. ”All We Have" / The Royal Foundry / Edmonton AB 

6. “July” / The Dearhearts / Calgary AB 

7. ”The Ballad of Salty Hair" / The Bennett Sun / Whitehorse YT 

8. ”Sparkles" / Shy Sharity / Vancouver BC 

9. ”On the Inside" / The Burn Ins / Kelowna BC 

10. ”Drift" / Lost Cousins / Ottawa ON

Sudbury Support, and the road to Kansas.  

After an overwhelmingly successful crowd-funding campaign, we have a lot to be thankful for. 
(If you want, check the links at the bottom for a couple of media outlets in Sudbury that had us over to talk about the past few months and getting back on the road.)

Hopefully Dorothy will be hosting a welcome party.

Sudbury is famous for supporting their own. As well as our friends and family organizing a crowd-funding campaign and fundraising events, we want to acknowledge the help of a few key people/businesses:

Midas Sudbury
The Autoboss Sudbury
NAPA Autoparts Sudbury

Gerry at Midas
has been helping us out since July, keeping our late van on the road. When we crashed in Saskatchewan he saw the news and called while we were out there, saying not to worry! He would find a vehicle and get us back on the road.

Jon and Gerry over at Midas on Long Lake Road.

Well he was true to his word, and after a few weeks of back-and-forth with the Autoboss Sudbury, they were able to hook us up with a 2005 Yukon Denali XL at an unreal price. Gerry also got us a great price on brand new studded winter tires, and we will shortly be hitting the road in that tank of an SUV, hopeful that it will keep us safe on Canada's wintry roads.

Just about to get all studded up.

Gerry also talked to his colleagues at NAPA Sudbury, and they have agreed to come on board as our parts sponsor, helping to keep the costs of repairs low and keep us on the road. 

Well, we have about 5000km to drive in the next three weeks - with the grand maiden voyage of our new ride the road to Kansas City Missouri for the 2016 Folk Alliance International Conference. We'll be performing four showcases there for Folk Music Canada, MusicOntario, and the Folk Alliance International First Timer's Room. 

We probably wouldn't be going if it weren't for everyone's help, and we honestly don't know if we would have been able to recover from November's massive loss on our own.

Thank you for allowing us to pursue our passion, and getting us on the road again.  


Northern Life:

CBC Morning North:

Matin du Nord, Radio-Canada:

On the road again - 2016 Winter Performances  

Now that we are back on the road, we are excited to announce some upcoming gigs and showcases this Winter.
We'll be getting a new-to-us vehicle shortly, and headed your way soon!

JAN.21 Murder Murder @ The Motley Kitchen, Sudbury ON (SOLD OUT!)
Murder Murder performs at the Motley's popular Dinner & A Show series

FEB.10 Paquin Presents: Melissa Payne and Murder Murder at the Dakota Tavern, Toronto ON
Showcase presented by the Paquin Entertainment Group agency
Facebook Event:

FEB.12-14 Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival, Toronto ON
This festival hits the Danforth on the Feb long weekend, and will have Murder Murder performing Fri night and Sun afternoon.

FEB.17-20 Folk Alliance International Conference, Kansas City MO
Showcasing for Folk Music Canada, MusicOntario, and the FAI Official First Timer's Room

MAR.5 Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival, Sudbury ON
We are headlining this year's Microbrew Festival at the Steelworker's hall.

MAR.12 Murder Murder & Wolfie @ Live! on Elgin, Ottawa ON
Wolfie is releasing a new album, and Murder Murder is hitting the stage with them for their first ever appearance at Live! on Elgin.

Fundraising is going to get us back on the road! 

Raise a glass! Just six weeks after we were stranded on the frozen Saskatchewan plains, we are back in Sudbury and celebrating. Celebrating the support that our friends, family and all of you have shown us. Heck, we even got a giant novelty cheque with the total from all the fundraising, and we are happy to say that we will be back on the road in a few short weeks. 

Keep an ear out as we will be announcing a lot of exciting 2016 touring very soon, and we want to see you all to say thank you. Cheers.

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