This week’s new release hour features lots of new music and a feature interview with The East Pointers – Koady Chaisson (banjo), Tim Chaisson (fiddle), and Jake Charron (acoustic guitar), who sat down with us at the Folk Music Ontario conference to chat about their debut album “Secret Victory”.
Singer-songwriter David Storey spent 25 years working as a video director and TV director/producer (including developing and directing the hit comedy series “Corner Gas”) before returning to his first love – music. His latest album appropriately titled “Coming Home” was released earlier this year and features nine semi-biographical songs about life, relationships, ‘the big picture’ and the challenges we all face – all delivered with empathy and a wry humour. Produced with Darryl Neurdorf (Blue Rodeo, Niko Case), the album features musical support from members of bluegrass band Traditionally Wound with Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo) on bass and a guest appearance from Anne Lindsay on fiddle and backing vocals. David joined us in the studio for an in-depth conversation and a few live songs. For more information about David Storey visit davidstoreymusic.com. Music: David Storey, “Last Loon on the Lake” from “Coming Home” (2015, Self), “Saint Adelaide” (Live), “I Can’t Complain” (Live), “We Are The Greatest from “Coming Home” (2015, Self), “Crusty” (Live), “She’s My Girl” (Live) and “I’m Coming Home” from “Coming Home” (2015, Self).
Saskatoon singer-songwriter Jen Lane has just released her new single “Shoe”, a teaser for her next album, “This Life of Mine”, which is scheduled for release in March 2016. Shoe, a song written when Jen was housebound with a foot in a cast last winter, is a little bit country, a little bit rootsy, with a twang of bluegrass thrown in to the mix for good measure. While on tour in Ontario, Jen Lane stopped by with her sideman, life partner and manager John Antoniuk to chat about the single, its great new video, her upcoming album, and to play a couple of songs live for us. For more information about Jen Lane’s music visit jenlane.com. Music: Jen Lane “Shoe” (single) (2015, Self), “Waiting For You” (Live), “Grey Skies” (Live) and “Tough Love” from “For The Night” (2010, Self).