Friday, January 11, 2019
My Father’s Son, an indie folk group with roots in London, ON and Montreal, QC, melds together intricate lyrics with the richness of simplified, acoustic sound. Singer-songwriter Mark Kulmala is joined by Paul Meadows (Uisca Beatha, The Beauties) on the recording of their first full length album Heart of Wood. The themes of fleeting innocence, love lost and found, determination, and the simple beauty of the landscape are sure to resonate with listeners. The duo, an amalgamation of experiences both personal and musical, poetically creating emotionally complex, yet subdued, reflective songs. An air of storytelling colours the music with sentimental and relatable verses that immerse the audience in the beauty of shared experiences.
Harmony/folk trio Wavesong was conceived in the basement of a Montreal Cégep, where Élisabeth Rousseau, Jane Critchlow and Bruce Jackson discovered their love for three-part harmony between teaching classes. Composer/arranger Bruce has toured and recorded with Jim Corcoran and Bertrand Gosselin, Lennox, Dave Lapp, Mario Chenart and Eric Maheu (of Kain). Elisabeth studied classical voice and has sung in numerous choirs over the years. Jane has soloed with jazz and blues quartets and with a big band on the Club Med circuit, and currently sings in a Celtic choir. She also fronted new wave group At First Glance, who opened for international rock band INXS. Wavesong regularly performs at a number of Montreal venues. They have just released their debut album, available in CD and digital format on Bandcamp ().