Sloan, Sunday headliners at The 2016 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival
Sloan, headlined Sunday, June 19th, and are a Toronto-based rock/power pop quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Throughout their nearly twenty-five-year career, they have released 11 LPs, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than thirty singles.
Sloan was formed in 1991 when Chris Murphy and Andrew Scott met at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax; Patrick Pentland and Jay Ferguson joined soon after. The band is named after the nickname of their friend, Jason Larsen. Larsen was originally called Slow One by his French-speaking boss which, with the French accent, sounded more like “Sloan”. The original agreement was that they could name the band after Larsen as long as he was on the cover of their first album. As a result, it is Larsen who appears on the cover of the Peppermint EP.
Since then, the band has received nine Juno Award nominations, winning one. The band is known for their sharing of songwriting from each member of the group and their unaltered line-up throughout their career.
Their albums’ success (most notably Twice Removed) has made Sloan one of the most popular Canadian bands of all time.
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