Lazy Jacks
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Lazy Jacks


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"Celtic Hertiage Magazine"

“His (Dave MacDonald) songs take a look at life in that personal way that lets the emotion grab the listener”

- Lois Fergson

"Island Living Magazine"

“While boisterous songs like “Sleep When You Are Dead” have a foot-stomping, hand-clapping flavour, you’ll find yourself listening just as intently to the sheer poetry of Dave MacDonald’s spoken selection, “Summer’s End.”....The awards’ shelf of this talented foursome gets more and more crowded.”

- Tom Rath

"The Guardian"

“Lazy Jacks is the kind of band that sort of makes you want to go steal a fishing boat from some random harbour with a big group of your friends and have them play your Fishing Boat Bash 2005 as you all rock the boat out until sunset. And, the funny part is, I think they’d probably be game for it, too, if you asked them.” - Todd MacLean

"Miramichi Irish Festival"

Lazy Jacks is a "Down East" experience like no other. This band of
unbelievably talented musicians provides their audience with a feeling of
excitement that they will not soon forget. As much as PEI has to offer the
world, these fine gentlemen are its greatest asset. - Tracey Robinson, President of the Miramichi Irish Festival

"Penguin Eggs, Canada’s Folk, Roots and World Magazine"

“It will serve them well in keeping their fans entertained and the gigs coming in.”
- Tim Readman

"Atlantic Seabreeze Magazine"

(About Watercolour Windows) What an amazing CD and it has awards written all over it. - John Gavin

"CBC Mainstreet"

The Lazy Jacks are one of the Island's crowd-pleasingest bands...their two CDs of original and traditional material display tremendous range, from party tunes to poetry. - Matt Rainnie

"Lunenburg Folk Festival"

The enthusiastic responses Lazy Jacks received were a clear testament to their musical appeal as well as their ability to entice audiences with their traditional sounds and original music. - Russell Easy, Program Chair

"NB Here"

(About Watercolour Windows) "From soul-wrenching folk to toe-tapping Celtic, they have originality" - Elise Elsinger

"Folk Routes, CKUA (Alberta)"

I luv the disc ... I have played two tracks and will continue to go back to it as often as possible.
- Tom Coxworth, producer


East Coast Live - July 7th, 2009
Watercolour Windows - 2007
Once Upon A Time - 2004
Journey’s End - 2002



"East Coast Live" nominated for Roots/Traditional Group Recording at the 2010 East Coast Music Awards.

"East Coast Live" has two nominations at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

"Watercolour Windows" was nominated for Traditional/Roots Group Recording at the 2009 East Coast Music Awards.

“It will serve them well in keeping their fans entertained and the gigs coming in.”
Tim Readman, Penguin Eggs, Canada’s Folk, Roots and World Magazine

"I luv the disc ... I have played two tracks and will continue to go back to it as often as possible." Tom Coxworthy, Folk Routes, CKUA (Alberta)

"Watercolour Windows" named 13th on CFBX's (Kamloops, BC) Top 25 Roots/Country albums of 2007.

Their music has seen airplay across the country on show such as Folk Routes (CKUA, AB),Folk Origins (CITR, Vancouver), Regina's Mighty Shores (CJTR, SK), Sask. Weekend, WJFN (Long Island, New York), HEAR (New Brunswick, NJ), WLOU (Louisville Kentucky) Atlantic Airwaves, Connections, XL 96 East Coast Country, That East Coast Show, Shift, Mainstreet, Ocean 100.3FM, 101.5 FM The Hawk, university radio stations across the country and many more.

East Coast Live was the No.1 folk/roots/blues CD at CKUX(Lethbridge). Watercolour Windows had found a place on various university Roots/Traditional/Folk charts. CFBX (Kamloops) has the CD at 3rd (23 on their top 30), CJSW (Calgary) has it at 5th, CKUX(Lethbridge) at 8th and CYRY (North York) has the new CD at 7th.

The band is a blend of four unique yet complementary musical personalities. Dave MacDonald’s poetic soul captures complex emotions and turns them into hauntingly familiar lyrics. Historian Peter Wynne rediscovers stories from our past and transforms them into melodies for the present day. Dwight MacDonald’s bass provides the musical foundation and his infectious charm establishes an immediate connection with the audience. Peter Robinson’s fiddling keeps all toes tapping and his devilish grin reveals the good time that is had by all.

Lazy Jacks music have been performing throughout the summer at venues including the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, Miramichi Irish Festival (headline performer), Tignish Irish Festival (headline performer), Concert on the Common in Rothsay, NB, The International Shellfish Festival and Old Home Week in Charlottetown. Lazy Jacks was the headline performer at the 2006 Miramichi Folksong Festival and their original music has enjoyed national airplay on CBC’s Vinyl Café.