A bit embarrassed on this one. Callan emailed me in August (yes, August) about his new album. He hit me in that period when I was not doing much and now only have gotten to this place in the mailbag. My apologies Callan.
Callan is a Toronto based singer songwriter. He recently released an album “The Fool I Was Before”. A bit country, a bit Alt-Country. I have featured 2 songs off the album. First is a recording off YouTube of “You Do Everything Wrong”, recorded live at his CD release party.
The next tune is titled “A Rose Or An Olive Branch” and is very country. Good voice.
Hayley Sales is a Canadian/American singer songwriter. Born in DC, she moved with her family to Vancouver Island after she graduated the Northwest Academy. The song that I shuffled up is off her 2010 album, “When The Bird Became The Book” and is called “Simple Song”. This is the only video that comes up and is off her YouTube channel. Very good video, homemade and all. Lori and I have spent a lot time listening to this album and her first one titled “Sunseed”. Like her a lot, great light, well written music.
We have new number 1’s on both charts this week. We will start with the number 1 song in Canada (as charted by CBC2), “Holding On For Life”, the newest single from the collaboration Broken Bells. Broken Bells is a group headed up by Danger Mouse and James Mercer of the Shins. The tune is basically a Bee Gee’s redux, very reminiscent of their work during the Saturday Night Fever era.
The CKUA album chart has a new leader as well, Colleen Brown and her new EP, Direction 1: Major Love. Colleen is a Canadian folk/pop musician with 3 albums to her credit. The song I have chosen is called Mountain Man. Interesting tune, but, not in my wheelhouse.