My little six-songer about winter is nearing completion! I figure a short album is better for the long cold season... who wants to make it longer anyways?!
Here's a rough preview of what she's going to look like. Beautiful right? Artwork is by the one and only...
Alfred. G. Villeneuve
A new song preview, of a tune set for official release shortly!
It's been a hard winter here in Canada, but this song reflects on the not-so-hard moments, appreciating this beautiful quiet season.
Check out Shimmering Nights
Hey from Windy Newfoundland everyone! I'm here playing, writing and getting a taste of this salty air!
Pumped to share a little sample off of my upcoming release, Froze In!
The song is called Untamed and is my 'ode to the land', inspired by much time spent on the waters of Ontario. It will be available for purchase/download in a couple of months, but happy to put it out there to the world now! Enjoy :)
Well, it's that time of year again... Froze in for the winter and recording. This new album will hopefully be freezing cold off the press in April!
The themes are... yes... very winter-y. But I hope they bring some warmth to your winter days during our cozy hibernation here in Canada, and evoke fuzzy above-zero feelings of great memories from winters past.
Here is a little pic of the recording action!
My New album, Cabin Speak, is available for purchase ! Check the store on my website to purchase a hard copy, or the usual online streams such as itunes or spotify.
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Above is a rough draft of a very contemplative track from the upcoming album. It's a relaxing one, written while staring out into the cold winter from a warm cabin.
SPEAKING OF WARM CABINS... :)
What Makes you feel more warm and cozy than this picture?
Ottawa Valley artist Alfred G. Villeneuve was kind enough to let me use this painting of his for my cover art on my upcoming album 'Cabin Speak". In Alfred's words he describes the painting:
"I went to paint in Algonquin, only to realize the extreme cold prevented me from being able to stand the wind and temps for more than a few minutes at a time. So I remembered this cabin and went there. Of course, no was around, so I took the opportunity to split some wood and start a fire in the old oil drum stove. I swept up, split more kindling and firewood for the next time; which warmed me and the place up. So I set up my easel, to give a glimpse into a simple life, the life lived by many of my ancestors in winter. The comfort and security of a wood stove, plenty of wood as ammo against further cold, and a window to gaze out at the bitter, blustering winds that continuously swept through the road way and trails. It was an exquisite respite from life's distractions, which left my very much in a peaceful, happy mood when I departed back into the wind."
Click the link below to check out a pre-mix version of a tune off the new album! This one is about those old log homes scattered around the country, falling over, and the owners who have to say bye to them. It's a bit of a :'( But sometimes those ones have to be written. Enjoy!!!
Getting close now!!
Fiddle is done.
Upright bass is done.
Guitars are done.
Vocals are done.
Backup vocals... ALMOST done :)
Some pics from the sessions!
Good day all!
I'm busy working on yet another recording. This CD/album is called Cabin Speak. It's a collection of stories, woodsy experiences and northern themed tunes living on the edge of Algonquin Park. Stay tuned :)
Here is a video live from my cabin - a song that will be on the new CD. It's dedicated to the kids on reserves up in our northern reaches, in hopes they will hear it and be inspired to reconnect with their culture and improve the state of things in our country/the world.
North Child - Adam Ruzzo