QUONSET DAYS

  The "GREATEST OUTDOOR PARTY ON DIRT"

Our Headliners

We are very pleased and fortunate to announce a double headliner for Quonset Days 2015!!

The Glorious Sons

   There is a mechanic shop in the heart of industrial Kingston - it’s tucked in the corner of a dusty cul-de-sac, surrounded by dead trees and rusted out machinery. That’s where The Glorious Sons call home. Having burst onto the scene in 2013 by winning the HTZ-FM Rocksearch and following that up with three top-6 Active Rock singles (“Mama” #6, “White Noise” #2, “Heavy” #2), this band’s ascent in the world of Canadian music has been quick and well-deserved. The Sons were by all metrics, the most-played new Canadian artist on Rock radio in 2014. They are the next generation of great Canadian rock to emerge from the Lime Stone City. 

   The Glorious Sons are an everyman band, telling real stories from a blue-collar perspective. They hit their stride with their new album, “The Union”, a collection of honest and heartfelt songs touching on themes of life, love, passion, loss and redemption. Vocalist/lyricist Brett Emmons is one of the strongest new voices in Canadian rock, backed by a lush, loud and powerful soundtrack supplied by guitarists Jay Emmons & Andrew Young, and the rhythm section comprised of Adam Paquette (Drums) & Chris Huot (Bass).

Jason Blaine

   “I love creating. I love the idea that every time we hear a song on the radio at one point somebody sat down, just as I sat down, and wrote a song.”

Jason Blaine picked up guitar at age 8 and started writing songs at 16, around the time he joined his father and brother onstage in their “hobby” band.  Country was a natural direction for him. “My parents always had country music on,” he says.  “I never liked anything hard or anything that made me feel angry, but I definitely grew to like rock, like AC/DC’s Back In Black.”


   Although he knew he wanted to be a musician, Jason followed his friends to college as “the thing to do.” He graduated from the business program at Ottawa’s Algonquin College, and then decided on a career in music, but the degree has proved useful. “It gave me a lot of tools to run my own business and help me in the decision making process,” Jason says.


  Signing a publishing deal and moving  to Music City (Nash Vegas to his friends), Jason learned a lot about song writing — or at least the way he feels most comfortable composing songs.


   “Right now, I’m focusing on writing; gathering up ideas and turning them into something very goal-driven, writing with a sense of purpose” he explains. “I do enjoy the co-writing process, I always have a list of ideas, but it’s a process that takes some getting used to; walking in, meeting a complete stranger and having a personal conversation about whatever we’re going to be writing about.”


Jason has had an amazing career so far with such accolades as:

THREE TOP 5 SINGLES 
NINE TOP 10 SINGLES
THREE #1 VIDEOS
THREE TOP 3 VIDEOS
2012 SINGLE OF THE YEAR WINNER
2012 MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEE 2012 SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE
2012 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

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