The announcement of Amos the Kid’s debut LP, Enough as it Was, follows the remarkable rise of Winnipeg’s Amos Nadlersmith from reclusive songwriter to hometown hero. Only a few years have passed since the not-quite-country musician was playing the odd diamond-in-the-rough set in a half-empty bar; now, he’s a stop-him-in-the-street performer playing for sold out crowds of hundreds and readying one of the “most anticipated Canadian albums of 2023” (Exclaim!). Enough as it Was arrives May 5 on House of Wonders Records.
After moving from rural Manitoba to the “big city” of Winnipeg in 2013, Nadlersmith split his time between casually writing songs, navigating his early twenties and working as a wilderness guide. The first step in his ascent occurred back in 2018, when Adam Fuhr (Yes We Mystic, Virgo Rising, Tinge) convinced a hesitant Nadlersmith to step into his nascent recording space. The resulting EP, 2020’s Mountain View, was an endlessly charming hybrid of country songwriting and indie rock sensibilities that saw Nadlersmith garner his first critical acclaim, playlists and sync placements. Surprised by the release’s success, Nadlersmith shed his hesitation and threw himself wholeheartedly into the recording of his followup, 2021’s No More New Ideas EP. Ideas, an extension of its predecessor... more
releases May 5, 2023
AMOS THE KID:
Amos Nadlersmith • vocals, guitar
Jensen Fridfinnson • vocals, violin
Adam Fuhr • guitar, piano, keyboard, synth, drum programming
Brian Gluck • drumset, tambourine, shaker, metal sheet
Jordan Cayer • bass guitar, synth
Liam Duncan • banjo on tracks 1, 2, 6
Jeremy Haywood-Smith • guitar on track 9
Written by Amos Nadlersmith, Adam Fuhr, Brian Gluck, and Jordan Cayer
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Adam Fuhr at House of Wonders
Mastered by Cam Loeppky at Argyle Studio
Released on House of Wonders Records
Cover art by Wyatt Grant
Layout and Design by Bryce Creasy
Thanks to: Jensen Fridfinnson, Adam Fuhr, Brian Gluck, Noah Cain, Shawn Dearborn, Cam Loeppky, Wyatt Grant, Bryce Creasy, Boy Golden, Jeremy Haywood-Smith, Val Neufeld (for the boots), O'Danis Fast, Lucas Roger, Ian Clements, Neil Fitzpatrick, Donavan Ostapowich, Adam Soloway, Gene & Patty Unrau, Jordan Cayer, Bruce Cockburn for poking me in the belly when I was 9 months old and instilling the love for music in me, Grandma and Grandpa, Mom.
Produced with the financial participation of Manitoba Film and Music.