So there are a TON of good releases coming out of the Great White North these days. Here are a few that have impressed me.
Joey Wright’s album “Hatch” came out last November. And when Sarah Harmer says: “Joey Wright doesn’t need a bio. You just hear about him. A rumour, a sound. Musical charisma enveloping a career of cinematic guitars, slides of blues and bluegrass. An inspired force of beauty and bravado, danger and charm.” I listen.
Joey Wright ∞ Genius
The Olympic Symphonium impressed me with their last album, 2008’s “More In Sorrow Than In Anger”. They have a kind of laidback dream-folk sound. Their 2011 release has an intriguing title: “The City Won’t Have Time To Fight”.
Katie Moore has a unique voice that might remind you a little of Karen Peris from The Innocence Mission. Although, musically Katie’s sound is more alt-country than Karen’s. Moore’s 2011 release is called “Montebello”.
Katie Moore ∞ Wake Up Like This
My favorite accordion-wielding Klezmer Geoff Berner has a new album coming in March – “Victory Party”. He’s taken his sound, which he worked on during his “Whiskey Rabbi” trilogy, and pushed it further.
Geoff Berner ∞ Wealthy Poet
Harlan Pepper ∞ Great Lakes