Thursday, May 26, 2011

Artist: Madison Violet (aka Mad Violet), Album: Caravan, Song: Worry The Jury

Madison Violet (aka Mad Violet) is an alt country band from Toronto.  They are Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac.  Brenley and Lisa began playing together during the late nineties in another band called, Zoebliss.  Following that band, the two began composing more roots based music together and Mad Violet was born.  They released their indie EP in 2002 and followed it up with their debut full length, Worry The Jury, two years later.  Today, they have four releases to their credit and have toured the world.  They have been nominated for numerous awards including a Juno and are signed to True North Records.  Caravan was released in 2006 and includes this great track, Worry The Jury, that shares the same name as their debut album but is not included on that release.  I'm a big Pretenders fan and I think the ladies sound a bit like Chrissie Hynde during the chorus of this song.  Madison Violet are a wonderfully entertaining band to catch live if you ever get the chance.  I've seen them a couple of times now and their album release show for Caravan at Hugh's Room remains one of my favourites.  The band tours constantly and will be embarking on a European tour in a couple of weeks.  They will return to Canada though to play some festivals and shows before heading back to Europe in the fall.  They also appear to be working on some new material.  You can keep track of them at  You can purchase all of their releases including this one on Itunes.  You can hear the track, Worry The Jury, on You Tube (  I also urge you to check out this other promotional video created by the band for their most recent release (  It's very well done.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!