Talent Tuesday – Canadian Releases – January 17, 2012


After a lengthy drought, ostensibly for Christmas, Canadian artists have begun to release new music once again.  Just in time, as we are now deep in the throes of a Canuck cold spell and need some new stuff to keep the blood flowing.

John K Samson

English: John K Samson, performing with the We...

John K Samson

The first album to look at is by John K Samson, and is titled “Provincial”.  He hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Some may know him as the front-man for the Weakerthans, a folk-punk band that has enjoyed some success in recent years.  This album is part of a series on Manitoba’s provincial roads.  An interesting subject.

The song below is from the album and performed live.

“Letter in Icelandic from the Ninette San”

Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards at Wakefield, Quebec's Black ...

Kathleen Edwards

Next we have a highly anticipated release by Kathleen Edwards.  The album is titled “Voyageur”, and as with all her releases, is very good.  If you are interested, she is David Letterman tonight.  I have posted on her in the past. I put the link to this post in the related articles, New Canadian Music Releases – December 6, 2011.   I simply say, download and or pick up this disc.,  You will not be disappointed.  The song I have attached is simply called Mint, and is a live version.  Enjoy.

“Mint”

Luke Willms

My last release for the week is a new set from Luke Willms, called “Atlasphere”.  Currently based in BC, his sound has a familiar feel to it.  I could not find much biographical material on him, so the description will be short.  The tune I have posted is off the album.

“Throw It To The Universe”

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on January 17, 2012, in Adult Alternative, Canada, Canadian Music, Live Music, Rock and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. As always, great stuff and thanks for digging it up for us.
    Going to check out Kathleen Edwards and probably get the album – dug that tune.

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