The Seahags are an old-timey, country garage band from Saskatchewan. They consist of two nurses, two social workers, one shipper/receiver, and one baker.
Their saga is that they formed a few years back during a cold prairie winter. They practiced on a reupholstered antique sectional learning traditional folk songs. Eventually, they felt being an acoustic band was both limiting and boring so they added bass and drums and plugged in.
Nowadays, these ‘Hags are best described as a shanty band and are often compared to a more honky-tonk version of the obscure 1970’s all sister teenage band The Shaggs. Their live show features a homemade stomp box, call and answer, banjo, mandolin, gospels, and songs that will get you up dancing and keep you two-stepping through the night.
Quickly becoming a favourite in Saskatoon’s rich music scene, The Seahags have self-released two albums and are about to release a third album this summer along with a supporting cross-country tour.
Watch out Canada -- these ladies are about to set sail on the country.