The Trews guitarist discusses their current U.S. tour, their latest album ‘Wanderer’ & battling through the pandemic

Canadian rockers The Trews are currently travelling south of the border, as they’ve brought their ‘I Wanna Play Tour’ to the United States.

Dana Haggith caught up with John-Angus MacDonald, the lead guitarist for The Trews, to discuss the tour, which includes a stop at The Shelter in Detroit on Friday, February 3, 2023. Listen to the full interview, below:

The Trews consist of vocalist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley, and keyboardist Jeff Heisholt.

They have shared stages with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Weezer, Bruce Springsteen to Rich Robinson, the latter collaboration culminating in three blazing tracks on the band’s latest, Wanderer, cut in Nashville with the onetime Black Crowes guitarist.

Amid the global pandemic, which halted both the Nashville sessions and tour plans for 2018’s epic Civilianaires album, The Trews completed Wanderer at home in Canada with producers Derek Hoffman and Eric Ratz, emerging with their fiercest and most accomplished set of songs to date, and a heck of backstory to boot.

They are originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia and are currently based in Hamilton, Ontario.

More details about the band can be found on their website, here:

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