Listening To Canadians – Chris Kirby

veiw looking east of St. John's, Newfoundland

view looking east of St. John's, Newfoundland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I first heard this song from Chris Kirby on CBC2.  It was created for their compilation album in 2011 called Road Songs.  A really great song with echoes of Steely Dan among others.  Up till now, I have not been able to find in online to present here for all of you to enjoy.  I did a search yesterday (I do this on a regular basis for this song) and it was recently uploaded.  But first, a bit about the artist.  Chris is from St John’s, Newfoundland.  His sound can only be coined as R&B, but R&B with an east coast twist.  He is an up and coming star with astonishing song writing skills.  The band is Chris Kirby and the Marquees and they have 2 albums out with a new one on the way.  The video below is actually 2 songs.  The first is “Free Man” and is the song I was looking for.  The second is an Amy Winehouse tribute, “Valerie”.  Enjoy.

Free Man

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