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Listen to CBC Brave New Waves sessions

Listen to CBC Brave New Waves sessions album on Spotify. Enjoy!
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On one of the earliest Brave New Waves sessions, The Grapes of Wrath performed cuts from their then-new Treehouse album, adding cover versions to kick things off in Studio 13, Montreal. A few years later, they would be invited once again to do an acoustic set, this time in promotion of the 1991 album These Days.

The CBC sessions capture the Grapes in their youth, full of energy and excitement, with a jam-like quality to the music that is less apparent on the album versions. The sessions have never been released commercially.

The Grapes of Wrath formed in 1983 and signed to Nettwerk Records the following year. Their albums Treehouse, Now & Again, These Days and the 2013 High Road are classics in Canadian rock, spawning such hits as “Peace of Mind” and “I Am Here.”

The Grapes of Wrath’s Brave New Waves Session was recorded on May 25th, 1988. The recording is taken from the original CBC Archives’ tape and remastered at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, by Harris Newman.

Saskatoon – February 25th w/ the Northern Pikes

We haven’t played Saskatoon in 25 years!

96.3 Cruz FM Presents

The Northern Pikes & The Grapes Of Wrath

Saturday February 25, 2017

Saskatoon Event Centre

1201 Alberta Avenue

Doors: 8:00PM

Tickets @ or at the Box Office

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Thanks to all you who came out to see us in 2016. Cheers and see you in 2017!

Thanks for a great summer everyone.

Thanks for coming out to our shows. See you in 2017!

First Winnipeg show in over 20 years!

Yes, we are back on July 28th at The West End Cultural Centre.

Grapes of Wrath TOQUES for Sale

We are now selling our awesome toques. Get one or two for this crazy upcoming winter.
Order from our “Merchandise page”.

The Grapes of Wrath E.P. 30th Anniversary Contest


In December of 1984, Nettwerk Records in Vancouver issued its 3rd release: our 4 song 12 inch EP. We recorded it over couple of eight hour sessions at a studio in Burnaby that summer. The release of those songs was the beginning of a 30 year story that would include a major label deal, hit singles and videos and international releases and tours.

Wow – what a time it has been. Back in the summer of 1984 – at the ages of 20, 20, and 18 – we weren’t even thinking of our own 30th birthdays, let alone the 30th anniversary of our first record.

So here we are – looking back to a time before cell phones, CDs, and the Internet. Oh the memories! Now that we are out on the road once more, and meeting up with you all again, we are loving the stories you share with us about first hearing our music, or what some of our songs meant to you.

So to mark this milestone we want to give away some memorabilia.

Post a Throw Back photo on our Facebook Page – showcasing your 1980’s or 90’s haircut, groovy outfit, photos from one of our shows and memories about the music, on our Grapes of Wrath Facebook page.

Then we ( Chris, Kevin and Tom) will pick some winners.

Prizes include:
an original copy of the EP, still in the cellophane
a stylish new Grapes Of Wrath toque
a copy of our most recent album, High Road, on clear vinyl
a copy of our upcoming 7″ for “Mexico”/”None Too Soon”, on purple vinyl
copy of George Orwell’s “1984”, signed by the band (good book – recommended!)

We’ll announce the winners on December 24th.
Thanks for the memories folks, without an audience there would be no show.


Info for Juno Awards gig

2013 JUNO Host Committee announces entertainment lineup

During the 2013 JUNO Week celebrations, the PotashCorp Gonna Get Loud Tent, located on Regina’s City Square Plaza, is going to be the place to be, and …


Today, the Host Committee is pleased to announce some of the great entertainment that will take the stage, including:

12:30 pm – Dean Brody (private corporate lunch event)
5:00 pm – Jason Plumb & the Willing
6:30 pm – Indigo Joseph (The Wolf Queen City Rocks winners)
8:00 pm – Fly Points (Rawlco Take the Stage winners)
9:30 pm – Grapes of Wrath

Entrance into the PotashCorp Gonna Get Loud Tent is $15.00 (Thursday and Sunday). For more complete information on JUNOfest, visit

For all the times and locations of all the events happening during JUNO Week, like us on facebook or follow us on twitter at GonnaGetLoud.

Ontario Promo Tour: A busy week.

Well, we just wrapped up the week-long promo blitz in Ontario for our new album.
“High Road” was released March 19th, and we celebrated with a few select shows, as well as a lot of interviews, an in-store appearance, and an acoustic set (in a hotel room!) at the Canadian Music Week Festival in Toronto.

Order High Road from iTunes

Order High Road on CD

More ordering info here

New ‘High Road’ CD Pre-sales available now

Order here