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Yesterday’s Ring was started in 2000 on a hot summer day on the front porch of a punk house in Memphis, TN. Fred Jacques (guitar and vocals) and Hugo Mudie (vocals) were on tour with their band, The Sainte Catherines. Fueled by whiskey and beer, they decided to start writing folk/country songs influenced by a mix of Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and “punk heroes” like Tim Armstrong of Rancid, Joe Strummer of The Clash and Shane Macgowan of The Pogues. “We were just tired of playing loud and fast songs” Hugo says. “We were listening to a lot of country in the van and we wanted to do something like that, but growing up in the punk scene, it came out really dirty, rough, and punk…”

The duo got back from tour and played shows around their hometown, before releasing a much-acclaimed EP on local imprint, Dare To Care Records. In 2003, they released the bilingual acoustic folk-punk Onze chansons pour faire pleurer les morts-vivants, still on Dare To Care, adding to their line-up Louis Valiquette (guitar and vocals) and Marc-André Beaudet (bass and vocals) of The Sainte Catherines. After a cross-Canada tour, some East Coast US dates and some European shows, they released in 2005, El Rancho, which really established them as one of the top alt-country band to ever come out of the Province of Québec.


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  • mmercier23

    Hugo and Fred will continue to make some shows though. They're going to be a two-piece acoustic act, writing original songs and covering The Sainte Catherines and Yesterday's Ring songs.

    3 Dec 2011 Reply
  • el_backpulver

    Huge stated in a recent interview that they are done for. That's a shame, really. I honestly liked all their musical output and was pleased by the fact that the last TSC record was noticeably influenced by the sound of YR. Well, "so long and thanks for everything", Yesterday's Ring...

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • unholy0ne

    amènes en du bon folk comme ça!!!!!!!!

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • soppoi

    underrated for sure!

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • el_backpulver

    one in a million...this band surely is a diamond, although it might not be found in the ditch, but in well stocked record stores

    1 Jul 2009 Reply
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  • bouledepu

    Du bon folk qui rauque

    8 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Hopes_Fall

    C'est bon ça. Hum quel bon Groupe. C'est écoeurant, de la guit accoustic pis toute, j'aime ça. C'est comme Jean Leloup, mais comme mieux, genre Cégep là. Des bonnes pièces. MMMmmm c'est un bon groupe, très bon groupe. MMMmmm MMMmmm Beaudet vous dit que vous écouter Yesterday's Ring.

    19 Dec 2006 Reply

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