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Songwriters Shotgun Jimmie and Dick Morello spent several years playing together in Toronto indie scene bands (The Janitors, Drummer) before reuniting in the Canadian north for a summer of heartbreak and hard labour. In the summer of 2003 the pair found themselves in Dawson City, Yukon, where they washed dishes in local restaurants by day and made music in the local taverns by night. Thus was born Shotgun and Jaybird, whose first CD - The Dawson Towne Recordings - on a 4-track in a tiny log cabin with no running water.

Entering 2005 with a new lineup (Paul Henderson on drums, Julie Doiron on bass & vocals), the band worked hard writing new songs and playing as many live shows as possible. Festival shows in ‘05 include Stereophonic in Sackville, North by North End in Halifax, the Dawson City Music Festival and Pop!Montreal where the band shared the stage and songs with Jagjaguwar/Endearing recording artist Julie Doiron, Other highlights from ‘05 included several shows with Chad Van Gaalen, Jon Rae & The River and Julie Doiron. Late in the year Julie joined the band on bass guitar and vocals and added vocals on the latest recording the “There Are Days and Then There Are Days” EP.


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  • mutexplosion

    Maybe I am not understanding the website, but I wish I could download this:

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • mutexplosion

    I feel that way about Shotgun Jimmie. I only know one Shotgun & Jaybird song but it's also not too far off from that assessment. It's a really great sound.

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • DeucesAreWild

    These guys are like an even less successful, Canadian version of Pavement and I mean that in the best way possible.

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Lucas956

    RCPMRIEFTMAS (Rubber Covered Painter) is amazing. I have loved and listened to it for a few years now.

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • 2Fold

    "Will someone please slip the There Are Days EP my way? I am on the brink of crying out in frustration :/ " [2]

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • cblaqkaudio

    Will someone please slip the There Are Days EP my way? I am on the brink of crying out in frustration :/

    20 Nov 2009 Reply
  • MrStripe

    @forgottenspeech he had a solo album in 2004 abbreviated "RCPMRIEFTMAS" google that with Dick Morello (can't remember the whole name, something about a painter). I can't find it anywhere though.

    23 Jun 2009 Reply
  • forgottenspeech

    i friggin' wish fred "dick morello" squire would release a solo LP to the world.

    19 Jun 2009 Reply
  • DeucesAreWild

    any one know where I can find some more of their records? the There Are Days ep is too damn good

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • killing_word

    I wish they would just play sappy fest every year. If that was it I would be happy. I just REALLY want to see comin around and stumble played live.

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • spilled_milk

    Shameful. I can't believe there's only 5 shouts prior to this one. I've seen them live on several occasions and wish that they would get back together so that I can see them again.

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • carpenter78

    Oh my god, anybody has chance to upload something from this band? I'm pretty much attracted by Julie Doiron in the band... so I'd love to hear how it sounds.

    14 Sep 2008 Reply
  • janusword

    wish I had gotten the chance to see them live ... they rock!

    24 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Eireboy

    With all the trawling I do to find some interesting music, I sometimes wonder how I found it in the first place. These guys created the right magic...

    31 Aug 2007 Reply
  • buddude420

    i've been waiting the day that they will release their album on LP, but now they are already broken

    10 Jul 2007 Reply