Nathan Releases Sophomore Album
Posted on August 26, 2004One of Winnipeg's most critically-acclaimed musical acts is set to release its sophomore effort this month. Heralded as one of the best bands out of Winnipeg, Nathan unveils Jimson Weed, an album nearly four years in the making, on August 26 at the West End Cultural Centre. The evening will also feature Mike Trike and The Riveters.
The 2001 release of Stranger garnered the band a tremendous amount of attention as well as a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Independent Album. Naturally, critics and fans alike are salivating over Jimson Weed.
Many were surprised at how long it's taken Nathan to follow-up its award-winning debut, but it's obvious that the wait hasn't hurt the band. Nathan recently signed with Nettwerk Records - best known for being home to Sarah McLachlan - and has been touring successfully. The quirky outfit is also newly managed by Winnipeg-based Smallman Management and picked up established booking agency S.L. Feldman and Associates. That's pretty good for a band that's only put out one album.
Jimson Weed was recorded at Winnipeg's Private Ear Recording, produced by JUNO-nominee John Switzer (Jane Siberry, The Waltons, Andrew Cash) and features the unique harmonies of sweet-voiced Keri McTighe and Shelley Marshall, both of whom also play guitar and other instruments. The roster is rounded out by McTighe's partner Devin Latimer on bass, and well-known percussionist Daniel Roy.
For more information, please visit www.nathanmusic.ca.