Dead Jack Pine
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Dead Jack Pine


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Dead Jack Pine has released numerous recordings. Most notably as of late is their studio recorded release, Beyond Good and Evil.



Dead Jack Pine is a folk rock band based in Toronto. They play gritty original material aimed at the young and old. DJP is currently working on their first EP, set for a summer 2013 release.

A pure single malt, Dead Jack Pine is a smoky blend of wood cinders, full moons and howling wolves, with a dry finish and a hint of busy city street. DJP hails from Toronto, and creates original folk-rock music, with a stand-out lead vocal growl and thought-provoking lyrics.

Recently, Dead Jack Pine has been hard at work, writing and recording the material for their upcoming self-titled EP. Consisting of 5 tracks, all written by frontman Rob Reid, the band is planning to release the album in the summer. The songs range in subject matter, from the driving road anthem “Peculiar Travel Suggestions”, to the folky homage-to-a-missing-counterpart: “Grandfather Clock”. The album will be recorded in a raw, natural setting, largely DIY, with bassist Curtis Murphy doubling as engineer.

Dead Jack Pine was formed in October of 2010 by Stephen Booth and Rob Reid, both playing the acoustic guitar, with Reid writing & singing the tunes while Booth accompanied on all manner of stringed instruments, including banjo and mandolin. They worked for several months as an acoustic folk duo before deciding to expand. Enter Kate MacLean and Curtis Murphy on drums & bass, respectively. Kate brings with her an ability to play the accordion and sing backup vocals, while Curtis offers richness to the arrangements with his upright bass (and sometimes a bow). Though unique, Reid’s lead vocals for DJP could be described for the uninitiated as Tom Waites-ian, and the overall group sound might get compared to groups like Murder by Death.

Songwriter Reid has lived and traveled in all manner of places, including Thailand and Australia, but his songwriting still centers around something quintessentially ‘Canadian’. With the release of their album, they hope to reach wider audiences, both nationally and internationally. From their easily-recognizable logo, to the smoky blend of their pure single malt, Dead Jack Pine is ready to take on the world. Odds are, they’ll do Canadiana folk proud.


“We have to get the word out about DJP […], A real gift to see live, this Toronto acoustic band is worth checking out.”
– taken from a review posted @

“That is the BEST SONG EVER… [referring to ‘Peculiar Travel Suggestions]”
– Antony East, Promoter @ Green Shades music

“Thought-provoking lyrics delivered in a memorable style… what’s not to like?”
- Sandra Paolucci, Canadian Producer/Filmmaker

“ clean, precise with a hint of chaos “
Avant-Garde venue owner Alëna Iouguina