New Deal’s Jamie Shields to Appear on New Uncle Father Album
New Deal keyboardist Jamie Shields has recorded with Toronto’s Uncle Father for their new self-titled album. Uncle Father will celebrate the release of their seven-song offering with a performance at Toronto’s Brooklynn Bar on November 29. The group will perform the album in its entirety along with some “special surprises.” Shields has mostly shied away from the spotlight since The New Deal parted ways in January.
Uncle Father is a duo comprised of Lawrence Bathurst (vocals and drums) and Wilbur Q. Bufferson (guitars). Their varied influences include the likes of Ween, Deep Purple, Frank Zappa, Radiohead, Funkadelic and The Meters. Uncle Father also features an appearance by rock/pop artist William Rottman, who recently returned to Toronto after over a decade in New York as a solo artist and session musician.