Jimmy Swift Band replaces slip with Joe Russo in 2022 Harvest Music Festival lineup


The Jimmy Swift Band of Halifax has been inactive since 2011.

By Scott Bernstein August 19, 2022 12:04 p.m. PDT

Canadian rockers The Jimmy Swift Band (The JSB) will reunite for a set in 2022 Harvest Music Festival Thursday, September 15. JSB replaced The Slip with drummer Joe Russo, who canceled their appearance “due to unforeseen circumstances”.

The Harvest Music Festival takes place in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick, September 13-18. Russo had been hired to replace Andrew Barr of The Slip after Barr was signed up for a tour with Feist. Tickets for The Slip will be valid for The JSB show. Those interested in a refund have until Friday, September 2 to send their requests to Ticketpro at [email protected]

The JSB was formed in Halifax in the late 1990s. The band has been on hiatus for a decade after more than 1,000 performances, but will team up with Harvest to support longtime band member Ron Anonsen. Ron was seriously injured and lost his left leg in a serious motorcycle accident earlier this year in Los Angeles. Fans can help defray Anonsen’s considerable medical bills by donate to a GoFundMe or purchase goods at the band’s festival performance.

Read a note from Harvest Music Festival organizers regarding the change:

Check out the lineup for Harvest Music Festival 2022 and find more information below:


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