Winnie Brave | Americana Roots Duo
Winnie Brave is a foot stompin' Americana/Roots duo comprised of Amy McIsaac (vocals/guitar) and "one-man-band" Brad McIsaac (bass/foot drums/keys). Established in 2012, this husband-and-wife team hail from Holden, Alberta. In 2016 they travelled over 20,000 road miles for 9-months in their 1976 Winnebago touring their self-title debut album throughout Canada and the USA. With the release of their brand new album, Cheap Gin, (Oct 2017) the duo is hitting the road once again for another year of solid touring throughout the USA and western Canada.
From the beginning...
As the fall of 2012 approached, inspiration for change struck and a decision was made to bet the farm and take a chance on a life less ordinary. The house was sold, jobs were left behind and an old towable trailer became the new way of life. Packing up only the essentials - the dogs, guitars, amplifiers and favourite coffee mugs, Amy and Brad hit the road and travelled over 7000kms in three months.
After returning to Ontario in the late spring of 2013, the duo took to the studio and in a weekend recorded their self-titled debut album. Featuring a collection of songs inspired by their recent journey, it would become the foundation for a new direction.
In January 2016 the duo embarked on a nine-month tour, travelling over 20,000 miles and playing more than 80 shows in 13 states and three provinces.