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Folk singer set to return

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Alternative folk musician Rory Tailon will be returning to Fort Frances next Friday (March 23), alongside Kenora's Brooklyn Doran, for a night of soulful signing at From the Grind Up.

Tailon kicked off his cross-Canada tour a week ago, starting in Kingston, Ont.

Over the next five months, he will be making 18 stops through Ontario, Winnipeg, and New Brunswick, ending in Picton on July 26.

“It's definitely an experience,” Tailon said of his upcoming show.

“I try to bring people to different emotions throughout the entire show,” he noted.

The young musician played at From the Grind Up back in November and is excited to return.

“It's a great spot," he enthused. "The stage is just above where everyone sits so it's really nice to perform there, and that translates into an entertaining show.”

Tailon said he enjoys venues like the “Grind” because they offer a more intimate vibe.

“I can pull from both sides of the spectrum with my music,” he noted of playing in a smaller space.

“I can play very loud and upbeat stuff, as well as the quieter stuff that I don't usually get to play in the bigger venues.”

Tailon is eager to perform his music, which he described as a cross between folk and rock-and-roll.

“I call it alternative folk because it's folk music but a little heavier than what people consider folk normally,” he explained.

Tailon also is excited to be reunited with his co-headliner, Doran, noting they had a blast touring together a year-and-a-half ago.

“She's great. I like playing with her,” he enthused.

“It's a fun contrast between our sounds," he added. "She is very sweet and soft and I'm loud and dark.”

Tailon also said Doran knows what she's doing on stage.

“Her song writing is really catchy and people really enjoy it,” he lauded.

Tailon's plans moving forward are to keep promoting his latest album, “Only Whispers,” as well as work on new music.

He is beginning to gain a following internationally and plans to focus on more touring outside of Canada.

“I'm starting to branch out into other countries,” Tailon remarked.

“Hopefully, I can visit them and tour them soon, probably Europe next.”

Next Friday's show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 each, which can be purchased at the door.

Tailon is encouraging everyone who likes good music, good food, and good times to come out.

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