I didnt make it down, but this is pretty cool, and if memory serves they went to the same pub after their phantom power show in ch'town way back when (daniel is friend of a friend!)http://www.journalpioneer.com/News/Loca ... -forget-/1
Brother from Another Mother members Daniel Albert, left and Mike Hannah, right, hang out with Gordon Downie of the Tragically Hip at Hunter’s Ale House in Charlottetown. Submitted photo
Brother from Another Mother members Daniel Albert, left and Mike Hannah, right, hang out with Gordon Downie of the Tragically Hip at Hunter’s Ale House in Charlottetown.
Published on July 1, 2011
Published on July 1, 2011
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Tragically Hip , Ale House , Charlottetown , Kensington , Summerside
Walking into Hunter's Ale House in Charlottetown on Wednesday night, Daniel Albert and Mike Hannah, also known as the band Brother from Another Mother, knew they had a special crowd to please.
Hannah, 22 years old from Kensington, and Albert, 29 years old from Summerside, are only in their second summer of performing.
Inside the pub they noticed professional hockey player Dion Phaneuf and actress Elisha Cuthbert awaiting the performance from the acoustic duo. After beginning their set, they happened to notice a man in the audience with a large hat and with him a man with long hair and a goatee.
The men they noticed were Gordon Downie and Rob Baker of one of the bands they idolize - the Tragically Hip. The Hip, who played Thursday night in Charlottetown stopped into Hunter's to check out some local music.
After their first set, Albert and Hannah spoke to the band members who complimented their set.
Soon after, Downie and Baker left, but rhythm guitar player Paul Lanlois and drummer Johnny Fay stuck around to watch the rest of the set.
During the middle of their second set, Lanlois and Fay approached the band. They asked if they could join the duo on stage.
As the band played with the members of the Hip, audience members' fingers began flying away on cellphones until the pub was eventually filled.
Langlois and Fay played with the members of Brother from Another Mother for a while, even playing the Tragically Hip's hit song "New Orleans is Sinking."
After a having night they will never forget, the two Prince County men were visibly excited about their unexpected help.
"I was nervous. That's an idol band for both of us. It's the Tragically Hip," said Hannah. "Probably the best experience I've ever had."
"It's the Hip right? Canadian legends. I mean how many people are going to watch them (Thursday) and we shared the stage with those legends," said Albert.
Hannah and Albert said the show was the biggest they've ever played.
"Once in a while, like every second show, you'll get a good crew that is up dancing. There was a lot of people up last night," said Hannah.
"My shirt was soaked. We were dancing the whole time, foot stomping," said Albert.
Hannah, who just bought a brand new guitar, was hoping there was some memorabilia left on his guitar from Langlois playing it.
"Hopefully there's some scratches on the back," he said.
"Now we can say my drum and his guitar had some legends rock it," said Albert.