Wednesday, January 20, 2015

Entertainment

The Hard Way

Singer's music influenced by road travels

Emmanuel Asprakis, Bozzinis Restaurant 

 

 

teph Cameron is a classic travelling troubadour, a singer, guitar player and songwriter. Based in BC, Cameron has hitchhiked and busked her way across the country, and this crop of songs, accompanied by acoustic guitar and the occasional harmonica line, bears the patina of travels and troubles, winding roads and leaky tents.

 

From the bluesy "Poppa Won't You Take Me Home" to the Gordon Lightfoot-like "Five Dollars," to the Bob Dylan-esque title track, the album treads well-worn songwriter territory.

While her lyrics pay homage to old folky themes like wolves howling, wild roses, prison and having someone "go my bail," she weaves these into songs about the here and now. Cameron's finger-picked guitar chops are solid, her lines spare, with warm, clear tone.

 

At first listen, her sweet, young voice sometimes sounds out of its depth tackling these themes, but then again, why do we expect a grizzled, tired voice to deliver folk songs anyway?

 

An impressive debut album, Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady delights from start to finish. Steph Cameron is the real deal.

Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/412589035606602/

 

Steph Cameron
Tuesday, Feb 2 Show 8:00 Doors 6:00
Tickets only $ 10

@Bozzini's or call 604 792 0744 to reserve

Bozzinis 4-45739 Hocking Ave.

 

 

Reviews

“A remarkable collection of slow-burning melancholia.” ~ Exclaim

A
nice CBC article about Steph www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/music-from-the-streets-saskatoon-raised-steph-cameron-talks-inspiration-from-struggle-1.3407923?__vfz=tc%3D8oqz0nCrKuc

“The Edmonton singer-songwriter will try to sweep you off your feet with his woozy ditties, groggy vocals and lyrics about the rush of lust, the vagaries of love, and late-night/early-morning drives.”
~ Edmonton Journal 


You Tube 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtR-tssJPfA

“Viewing the world from a battered heart and through beautifully bloodshot, half-mast eyes.”
~ Calgary Herald

“This is one twister you won’t mind getting caught up in.” ~ New Canadian Music

You Tube 2:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCGsZnjgRzs

“Nolan is raw talent through and through.” ~ No Depression

“You’ve been looking for just this: a warmth against January’s sting, a voice for every kind of heartache, a reason to be excited about local music. Joe Nolan is your man.” ~ The Gateway

You Tube 3:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjOMAzRvLj8

“Nolan’s thing is taking off, and it is strong.” ~ Globe & Mail

Steph Cameron has had her share of accolades as well.
Her debut album, Sad-eyed Lonesome Lady made the CBC's Top 30 albums of 2014 and was selected as Pop Matters.com Canadian Album of the year and shortlisted for a 2015 Polaris Prize.

All the rest of a packed February at Bozzini's here:
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