Wednesday, January 20, 2015
The Hard Way
Singer's music influenced by road travels
Emmanuel Asprakis, Bozzinis Restaurant
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.
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.
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?
impressive debut album, Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady delights from start
to finish. Steph Cameron is the real deal.
Tuesday, Feb 2 Show 8:00 Doors 6:00
Tickets only $ 10
@Bozzini's or call 604 792 0744 to reserve
4-45739 Hocking Ave.
“A remarkable collection of
slow-burning melancholia.” ~ Exclaim
A nice CBC article about Steph
“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:
“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
You Tube 2:
“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:
“Nolan’s thing is taking off, and it is strong.” ~ Globe & Mail
Steph Cameron has had her share of accolades as well.
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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