The Steady Swagger & Speedy Johnson- Friday August 26th

Aug 2016

Take the growling voice of a proud Viking, the charm of a seasoned storyteller, the dramatic flair of a lumberjack
and the fevered energy of a sailor, add those ingredients into a barrel to ferment and the end result would be nothing short of The Steady Swagger’s self defined style
of Whiskeybillie; rugged, charismatic and aggressively fun. It is folk rock that weaves effortlessly through the sounds of gypsy punk, jazz, waltz rhythms, sea shanties, uplifting minor keys and hip-hop, all the while maintaining a consistent unified sound.

The Steady Swagger is a power trio that has risen through the underbelly of Montreal’s dirty folk scene to become the worlds finest Whiskeybillie purveyor. Their live shows have progressively become more of an energetic experience shared between the performers and the audience. Their ability to break down the walls that restrain men and women from moving their bodies and hollering out has been tried, tested and true. Common sights at their shows include, but not limited to, smiling lips, swinging hips, stomping feet, sweaty hair, surfing bodies and booze.

Since the dawn of 2011 they have recorded two, independently released, studio albums. The first, …and they call it Whiskeybillie (2012), has been ranked # 3 in CIBL’s album Awards of 2012, Montreal and # 8 in the top 10 of Melbourne’s Beat Magazine, Australia (issue 1327 p.52).

“Their music is explosive as gunpowder”
– BangBang, Montreal

Speedy Johnson is a songwriter and painter. He is also a member of two Top 10 “Best of Montreal” Country/Folk Bands, as voted by CultMTL readers’ poll, fronting Ol’ Savannah and playing washtub bass and harmonica in Old Time Honey.

For more information on Speedy’s bands, please visit the following sites: and


10:30pm start