Unreleased and original tracks from Bonnie Prince Billy,
Linda Thompson, Alasdair Roberts and more All proceeds go to MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station)
Released on June 3rd 2016 through Brainfog Records
Refugee is a highly significant collaborative recording project which reflects, through song, the issue of the refugee crisis in its many forms, from Syria and beyond.
The concept came about from singer-songwriter Robin Adams who took on the challenging role of curator for this beautiful collection of music. Featuring the likes of folk familiars Linda Thompson, Bonnie Prince Billy, Rachel Sermanni, BMX Bandits, Richard Dawson and many more, each song stands with individual character, yet the delicate ties of each subject make this a well-formed and consistent body of work. As Adams says about the collection:
“What amazes me is that every song works. Every song seems to fit the sentiment of the record effortlessly even though the songs vary largely in subject and spirit.”
Jenn Grant announces the release of deluxe edition of her double JUNO nominated album, Compostela. Set for release on 4th December 2015, the expanded album includes a French version of Bombshell, a spine tingling cover of Hunters and Collectors classic ‘Throw Your Arms’, as well as acoustic takes of album originals ‘Mauve’, ‘Bring Me A Rose’ and JUNO Nominated Songwriter of the Year track ‘Trailer Park’.
Speaking on the deluxe edition Jenn says:
“It’s almost been a year since Compostela was first released and it’s been amazing to tour around the world with this record. I’m so proud of everything that has come from it. This deluxe edition sees me recorded in French for the very first time and recording a cover version of Hunters and Collector track that I performed on my first Australian tour. I wanted to sing a song that connected with that audience but also be able to give it my own style. Some songs just fit your voice like a glove, and this one feels that way to me.
Compostela translates to “Field of Stars” Or “Star Field” and the album features a band of stars, including Sarah Harmer, Buck 65, Ron Sexsmith, Rose Cousins, Don Kerr, Kim Harris, Stewart Legere, Justin Rutledge, and Rachel Sermanni. Compostela was produced by Jenn’s husband and renowned producer Daniel Ledwell.
Compostela was nominated for two major Canadian music awards on release JUNO 2015 Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year and has seen Jenn play sold out shows across North America, Europe and Australia. With 175 of dates so far in 2015 and counting, Jenn sees out 2015 with an Australian tour and five Music Nova Scotia nominations and three Canadian Folk Awards.
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Following sold out dates in UK this spring, award winning (Polaris Longlisted/JUNO nominee) singer songwriter, Jenn Grant returns to the UK this September for shows on Sept 26th The Green Note, London, Sept 27th Prince Albert, Brighton, Sep 30th Gullivers NQ Manchester, and Oct 1st – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham.
Hailing from Prince Edward Island, in Canada’s Maritimes. Jenn’s new album Compostela was released last month in the UK. Already in her native Canada, the album has been nominated for two major Canadian music awards: JUNO 2015 Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Jenn was also voted Top 10 Must See Female Artists at this Years SXSW .
Jenn has just completed a short visit to the UK last weekend where she appeared on BBC Radio Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding and was the invited guest performer at the London premiere screening of Storytelling, a documentary about the renowned artist Andrew Salgado. Continue reading Jenn Grant – Compostela
Folk-Noir balladeer Rachel Sermanni returns with the release of her new studio album, Tied To The Moon, via Middle Of Nowhere Recordings in July. Tied To The Moon is her second full studio album following 2012’s debut, Under Mountains.
Tied To The Moon was conceived in March 2014, in an apartment above a pottery studio deep in the sticks of Nova Scotia. The apartment belonged to two-time Juno Award winner Old Man Luedecke and offered Rachel four days of complete stillness with no means to communicate with the outside world. Bookended by her routine of going for a morning run in the surrounding ten acre forest and silent afternoons of coffee and pistachios, Rachel would sit, in total solitude; writing; reading; playing music. In the space of these four days she unintentionally wrote six songs – four that would later become the core of Tied To The Moon: ‘Tractor’, ‘This Love’, ‘Banks Are Broken’ and ‘Old Lady’s Lament’. Continue reading Rachel Sermanni – new album