Tomato Tomato is not your garden variety duo. Clever quirky songs draw on folk and bluegrass. An old washboard, rigged up with tin cans and a cymbal, rattles while bass and snare drums are foot powered. Loving harmonies, old-timey guitar and up-cycled percussion create an unmistakable sound between these darlings of Canadian folk scene.
Tomato Tomato performed at The Winnipeg, Stan Rogers and Lunenburg Folk Festivals and more, in 2016. Honours include: Regional Winners for CBC’s Searchlight Competition
2014, noms for 6 MNB awards with 3 wins in 2015, ECMA noms for Roots/Trad album of the year 2015 and Fan Choice video of the year 2016. Acclaimed albums ( So It Goes / I Go Where You Go ), have them dancing around the kitchen, carving out a place for washboard infused folk near you!
Husband and wife duo John and Lisa McLaggan blend high energy foot stompers and traditional folk memorable melodies, gorgeous harmonies, and Lisa’s unique washboard/bass drum/tin can setup.
Their music is bound to put a smile on your face. Here Magazine
Their carefully executed and unique sound pays homage to their old-time influences while firmly remaining in the present.
Target audience: Any age who enjoy live music!