Don't let the name fool you, Tomato/Tomato is not your garden variety duo. John and Lisa write clever and quirky songs that draw on traditional Folk, Bluegrass, Blues and Swing with their own
interesting twist. Lisa performs on an old washboard rigged up with tin cans and a cymbal while simultaneously playing bass and snare drums with her feet. She truly takes multitasking to a new
level! Tight harmonies, old-timey guitar and Lisa'a up-cycled percussion create an unmistakeable sound that is unique, refreshing and fun. Really, really fun!
Their music combines years of study with the everyday ebb and flow of life on the East Coast of Canada. Their daughter Lucy (Cherry Tomato) is not on stage yet but you can hear her inspiration
in every strum, whack and lyric. Folk from folks just being folky. It’s love, laughter and lemon pie.
Tomato/Tomato has proudly entertained prestigious audiences in 2016 with performances at Australian Music Week, The Winnipeg Folk Festival, The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival and many more. Awards and honours include: Regional Winners for CBCs Searchlight Competition in 2014, nominations for 6 MNB awards including 3 wins in 2015, ECMA nominations for Roots/Traditional album of the year in 2015 and Fan Choice video of the year in 2016.
With two acclaimed albums ( So it Goes / I Go Where You Go ) Tomato/Tomato are dancing around the kitchen daily and carving out a place for their rootsy washboard infused folk on a stage
"The playing is wonderfully hot, the album is fun and the time has come, Tomato Tomato is ripe for the pickin'." - Bob Mersereau, CBC New Brunswick
“A wonderful balance between playful and serious at virtually every turn, helping ensure you’re back
for another listen.”
-Ken Kelley, Moncton Times Script
“If you like folk music, actual folk music, you like these two. Their harmonies and hooks are reminiscent of David Wax Museum and Old Crow Medicine Show, and Lisa Mclaggan’s unique choice of instrument — a washboard with a cymbal nailed to it — ensures they have their own defining percussion to set them apart from other Maritime folk acts." - Chad Pelley, www.theovercast.ca