New Country Rehab cuts through the clutter of watered-down musical imitations with a modern, high-voltage, alt-country sound. Combining sharp innovation and a deep respect and knowledge of timeless musical themes and motifs, New Country Rehab’s powerful music is full of love, loss, longing and joy. They are ”more Arcade Fire than Lady Antebellum…like Canada’s answer to the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons,” Nigel Williamson, UNCUT.
Spearheaded by lead singer and fiddle player, John Showman is joined by Anthony da Costa on guitar, Ben Whiteley on double bass, and Roman Tome on drums and backing vocals, the Toronto based collective is ”poised to be the next big thing in Canadian music,” Tom Power, CBC Radio. Growing audiences in Canada, the U.S. And Europe are responding to New Country Rehab’s infectious love and enthusiasm for the music they are playing. The band make it, ”super accessible, not only to fans of roots/folk/country, but even to the broader, less country inclined audience,” Josef Jensen, Indie Artist Podcast.