If vocal harmonies are your thing, and we think they are, be sure to check out Joseph. The Pacific Northwest trio that just so happened to be sisters has recently released Native Dreamer Kin. It’s heavy on the folk and full of life. On tour across the USA this summer, if you like what you hear, seek out a live show.
Our neighbors to the north have yet again proven that they have a wonderfully vast music scene full of great musicians. This week we’re covering a Vancouver based band that has its roots set in folk. And if folk isn’t your thing, they might change your mind after a listen. Dogwood and Dahlia bring a bright and downright cheery twist to the genre. Songs like The Sea and Lancaster Bomber are proof of that, while Wild Oats and Arson slow things down and show they are quite capable of range. The EP is a solid offering and we can’t wait to hear more.
Our latest review takes us up north to Saskatchewan, Canada. Young Benjamins have blended folk & blues into a refreshing indie sound that is sure to fill the void in your playlist. Although their self-titled EP is just three tracks, it does a great job at showing you the range this band has. It starts out upbeat with a western tinge of rhythmic drums and violin, brings you down into some rocking blues, and then dueling vocals carry you to the end. Be ready to hit the replay button.
Ok y’all here comes a Canadian music bomb. To quote their CBC “about me” they’re like if The Weakerthans (another popular canadian band) and The Gaslight Anthem had a lovechild, and then that lovechild was raised by Joel Plaskett. That child would …