March 23, 2006

Harmony Trowbridge – two songs from “Amoraphobe” & Kingston live date

Posted in mp3 at 1:25 pm by rgsc

I first heard of Harmony Trowbridge through Said the Gramaphone and was immediately enthralled. Her songs are deceptively simple in structure, just a guitar and a voice, but the simplicity is undercut by the fact that Trowbridge’s voice is fantastic – clear, powerful, and exceptionally lovely. Trowbridge tells stories of loss, regret and remembering. Her music is melencholic but, through the stength and beauty of her delivery, there is still a feeling of hope.

* No Photographs.mp3

* Flat Bottomed Boat.mp3

This Queen’s grad returns to Kingston to play a FREE show this Sunday, March 26 at 8pm at the Sleepless Goat (91 Princess St.). So get thee to the Goat, grab a fairtrade coffee, and prepare to be captivated.

You can get her EP, “Amoraphobe” through Festival Distribution and watch out for her full length release later in the year.

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2 Comments »

  1. Dr. Jim said,

    Very nice, mornful yet uplifting.

    Picked up the new Ben Harper (double) album yesterday. Quite a good listen, I think the first CD is better than the second, but both are Ben-Harper-licious!

  2. rgsc said,

    Hey there Jim-Jam. Good stuff, eh?

    You know, I like Harper (Ben, not Steven, just so we’re clear) but never gave him much time.
    On disc one – “The emotive howl of his vocals and the from-the-gut moans of his guitar bespeak a musician schooled in Zeppelin and Hendrix but ultimately closer to Jeff Buckley at his most frenetic. The raw, gritty production lends an appropriately in-your-face quality as well….[on disc two] Where the first disc’s songs feel full of anger and social consciousness, the vulnerable ballads occupying the second are largely wistful and romantic, operating on a more personal scale.” (the Chapters description) hmmm. sounds worth looking into. Next time we are up there you will have to put in on – Easter?


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