Stream the both new tracks taken from Doug Paisley‘s latest release “Strong Feelings” album, out NOW via No Quarter Records. “For Strong Feelings, legendary multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson (The Band) who also appeared on Constant Companion adds his signature keys to the new album. Other guests include Bahamas (aka Afie Jurvanen), bass sax player Colin Stetson (Arcade Fire, Bon Iver), Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo), Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang) and vocalist Mary Margaret O’Hara. Strong Feelings was produced by Stew Crookes and recorded at Noble Street Studio in Toronto and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with Hudson playing a Steinway piano that famously belonged to composer Glenn Gould.”
Recent Kevin Earl Taylor‘s cover art under below. Kevin Taylor’s exhibition INNER WILDERNESS features recent, large-scaled paintings created in his San Francisco studio as Berlin, where he spent four months in a prestigious artist residency.
taken from the latest full-length “River of Souls” by Tim Cohen (The Fresh and Onlys) and his band, Magic Trick, out on December 2nd via Empty Cellar Records.
taken from Nathan Salsburg’s (Alan Lomax Archive) latest full-length “Hard for to Win and Can’t Be Won,” available via No Quarter Records.
“Cian Nugent is a guitar player and composer from Dublin, Ireland who combines personal passions, such as suburban/coastal blues, traditional musics, late 1960s & ’70s singer-songwriters, jazz ambitions, 20th century composition and the Takoma school into a deeply personal style. His music boasts an orchestrated and fully instrumented sound that is playful and eerie at the same time.”
Doug Paisley has been working on his new full-length, but cut these five tracks right before the new year in Toronto. Backed by Blue Rodeo‘s Bazil Donovan (bass), John Showman (fiddle), Robbie Grunwald (piano), Dana Snell (drums), Joey Wright (mandolin) and Leslie Feist (harmonies). –No Quarter
From Heather Goodchild: Some Wilderness Place installation,
wool felt, fabric (2007)
Heather Goodchild is a Toronto-based artist working primarily in textiles and she has designed album covers for Canadian musicians including Justin Rutledge and Matthew Barber, and her friend Doug Paisley (“Constant Companion”).
Heather Goodchild’s work strives to uncover and explore stories and symbols with universal resonance. Focussing on textiles as a medium, she creates felt portraits, rugs, quilts, silk screened prints, soft sculpture, and dioramas.
James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg – The Queue Outside The Night Ministry James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg: Believer Field by Nathan Salsburg From “Avos,” released on Tompkins Square in August, 2011. Recorded and mixed by Jonathan Schenke at Soungs, Chicago; mastered by Blaise Barton, Scientific Mastering, Chicago. James Elkington moved from London to Chicago around the turn of the millennium and has since released a string of albums as leader of The Zincs for Thrill Jockey Records. After dissolving the band in 2008, Elkington has concentrated on acoustic, folk-tinged music with his band The Horse’s Ha (that he shares with Freakwater’s Janet Bean), culminating in the release of their debut album, “Of The Cathmawr Yards” in 2009. He is also the owner/operator of a clunky solo career, and moonlights convincingly as the guitar player in Jon Langford’s (of The Mekons) Skull Orchard.
Back Home In Bogenbrook by Nathan Salsburg From “Affirmed,” forthcoming on the No Quarter label, November 15, 2011. Recorded in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Funeral Home by Kevin Ratterman; mixed and mastered by Blaise Barton at Scientific Mastering in Chicago.
Nathan Salsburg was born in that Diamond City, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania—she of anthracite glimmer and Babe Ruth’s 1926 long ball—and is a longtime resident of Louisville, Kentucky. He is a folklorist and a producer and presenter of traditional music for East Village Radio, the Drag City imprint Twos & Fews, and the Alan Lomax Archive, among other outlets. His first solo record is called Affirmed, and it’s about race horses—Affirmed, Bold Ruler, and Eight Belles, specifically—and desire and reckonings of the spirit. It’s an almost entirely instrumental affair, save his elegiac rendering of the traditional tune “The False True Love.”
—An excerpt from M.C. Taylor’s notes for “Affirmed”
Old Calf formed as a duo in the small, but musically vibrant town of Charlottesville, VA by Ned Oldham (The Anomoanon, Palace Music) and accordionist Marty Metcalfe, slowly accruing members on route to recording their debut album. Michael Clem (bass, mandola, dead-on harmonies) and Brian Caputo (percussion) round out the group of Southern gentlemen, who tightened up their sound rehearsing in Ned’s garage, and performing around town on weekend nights.
Doug Paisley – What About Us
Canadian singer-songwriter from Toronto, Doug Paisley (also known as a frequent collaborator of Will Oldham aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) releases his second full-length “Constant Companion,” due out on October 12th via Brooklyn-based independent label No Quarter. It features a handful of guests including his fellow Toronto artist Feist on two songs, Garth Hudson (The Band) on keyboards, Julie Faught (Pining), Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo) and Jennifer Castle. ‘What About Us’ and ‘What I Saw’ (featuring Leslie Feist) are taken from the album. Paisley performed with Chuck Erlichman as a duo Russian Literature, and also played with Erlichman for “Stanley Bros: A Loving Tribute” project.
RIYL: Vetiver, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bobby Charles
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