The Grapevine, May 3rd, 2018
Yeah, that’s what i feel like, right now. Like Coming Home… Kimberly Matheson, instigator, dropped by with a Rolled Oat Lunch and a pre-release mix of the new Ruby Throated Records album. Like Coming Home (Sarah McInnis, Kimberly Matheson, Ellen Torrie, Rebecca Fairless).
I just finished my first listen. WOW. Story tellers. Singers. Harmonizers. Musicians. Professionals. I can’t wait to see them at the Al Whittle Theatre on Mai 12th, 8 pm. I’m now going to listen to it a few more times… Then maybe write some impartial things…
Forget impartial. I’m not. I just got me my new favourite CD. Impeccable production, an award winning band for support and harmonies to warm your heart. Yes, it’s one of those musical experiences that every human being deserves.
The most striking thing about this CD is the song writing. I did hear some of these songs before, at open mic events, concerts or parties. And the poetry affects me while I’m certain that I don’t truly understand the meaning. I feel very “private” about this record and my emotional responses far precede any conscious analysis. These singers are connected to the melodies, the words and the rhythm as much as they are connected to their environment, their fellow humans and the health of their community. No surprise, really. Three of these four musicians have, or will have, music therapy degrees from Acadia. And they all have been immersed in the musical therapy called “Wolfville”.
It’s kind of funny to come back to the Valley after months abroad and find an album like this, a beautiful reflection of my home town. This is the third in a series of Ruby Throated Records which showcases local, original talent. This one is slightly different from “Let the Good News Ring” and “This Place“, because there are only four songwriters involved and they each contributed three songs to the project. Their mutual support of each others songs gives the whole thing a special oneness. Like a songwriters circle, full of magic. An event. An Experience.
Tell ya the truth: I’m kind of speechless. And why not. This brand new record speaks for itself better than I could. You’ll just have to give it a spin. I promise it’s worth it. And don’t forget to buy a ticket for the Release Concert!
More info about the Artists
And more about production Team/Band
- The Hupman Brothers Band
- Caleb Miles
- Mike Carroll
- Deep Hollow Print (graphics)
- Ruby Throated Records
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