As I guiltily go through my email, I find material that I wished I’d listened to when I should have, This is one of those occasions. I received an email promoting Marta in March of 2014 and am just now getting to it. My apologies to her and to you, the reader. Marta Pacek is an Australian ex-pat (born in Poland)who now makes her home in Toronto, Canada, with a few stops in NYC. A very roundabout way to becoming an alt-country-folk-swing singer and songwriter. The song, “Nothing Going On” is a great tune, worthy of some attention. I thoroughly enjoyed this song and hope that the reader will explore her music at the links I have conveniently placed in the post. Enjoy.
Marta Pacek Home
Marta Pacek on CBC Music
Marta Pacek on iTunes
Marta Pacek on YouTube
As I attempt to get back on the beat after a fabulous (but not yet over) Canadian summer, I decided to empty the mailbag. Simply put, I have veritable treasure trove of new music that I have had no chance to do much about. Having said that, we will attempt to empty the bag by starting oldest to newest and plowing through them with you the reader, until they are done.
First up, we have Gena Perala, a Canadian artist out of British Columbia. She is a mufti-talented type who not only writes and performs her music, she also writes poetry, with 3 books to her credit. Very impressive. The song I am featuring is from her second album, “Exactly Nowhere”. The song is “Living Proof”. A fine ballad, featuring Gena playing the piano and belting out her tune. Nice song, well produced.
If you want to learn more about Gena, hit the links
Gena Perala Home Page
Gena Perala on Twitter
Gena Perala on CBC Music
Gena Perala on iTunes
Shaun Bosch is an alt/folk singer songwriter from right here in Alberta. Currently in Edmonton, the cultural hot spot of the province, Shaun has recently released an album titled “Silence”. He recently dropped me a line asking me to take a listen to the first single off the album titled “Garden”. I have and I found a very interesting song filmed in the splendour of the Kananaskis area of Alberta’s Rockies. Emily Coulston is also featured in the song. It has a bit of a country feel to it, with some definite folk. I hear some Jason Mraz and some Bahamas. Nice song, and if you’re interested, you can catch more at these links.
Shaun Bosch on iTunes
Shaun Bosch on CBC Music
Today’s song is by a Denver based alt band called Churchill. The song “Change” is off their EP of the same name, released in 2012. This is their second album. They are another entry into the current alt-folk trend that is so popular these days. The song itself (once you get past saying change every second word) has a nice easy feel to it.
Churchill Home Page
Churchill on iTunes