- Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 8pm
- Scott Nolan
- Park Theatre
- 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- Advance Cost
Some have called Winnipeg-based songwriter Scott Nolan noteworthy, even acclaimed - but the smart money cites Nolan as a voice rarely heard this side of the century, a musician that shakes away any five-dollar-cover singer-songwriter motifs before he unsnaps his guitar case. Weaving between the twang of a parlor electric guitar and heavy-hearted dirges, Nolan's work offers up heady balladry alongside more muscular outflow. Nolan's latest album, Silverhill, is being released by the Transistor 66 Record Company.
You Had Me at Goodbye, the fifth full length studio album from Samantha Crain, finds the literary tendencies of her songwriting allowing room for a wink and a nod. This wildly original album stands as the authoritative statement thus far from an uncommonly insightful and intrepid musician. Crain, who recently turned 30, has often been pegged an “old soul” by reviewers and music writers, beginning at her first release at the age of 19. Crain found that for some time, she yearned to fit that mold. As she puts it, “That label permeated me: my songwriting, my demeanor, my aesthetic. I acted older than I was, or how I thought older people acted, because I was unsure of myself, as any young person can be, in many ways.” Coming of age, for Crain, probably seems counterintuitive to longtime fans---flame colored hair, increasingly comical stage banter, and, most notably, a new embrace of something previously absent in her catalogue so far: the pop song.