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Backyard Devils - The Meds - on Atlantic Airwaves, Saturday August 11, 2012

On this Saturday's edition of Atlantic Airwaves we'll return to the 2012 ECMA Breakout Stage with concert segments from Moncton's Backyard Devils and PEI rockers The Meds.
Fancy isn't a word often heard in Eastern Canada and there is nothing fancy about The BackYard Devils. They're simply playing the music they love, a well blended mix of country, rockabilly and bluegrass. The musicianship runs deep in this band and although they're playing old styles they manage to put their own twist to it. Surely the ghosts of bluegrass and country greats past and present are looking approvingly upon them as the boys show they're more than capable of writing and performing catchy tunes that seem instantly recognizable.
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When Brendan Hansen of The Meds handed a demo CD to rocker Matt Mays in a coffee shop in downtown Charlottetown in 2009, he believed it could have a profound effect on the lives of himself and his band-mates. He was right. Mays, a multiple JUNO award nominee and ECMA winner, heard big potential in the punchy riffs and infectious melodies that are The Meds signature sound. He quickly signed on to produce the Charlottetown based post-punk group's debut album and has been a mentor and supporter of the band's artistic and professional development ever since.

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