August 9, 2007
Julie Fader, Grad Club, Kingston, 13 April 2007
Well folks, tomorrow the Wolfe Island Music Fest kicks off! Huzzah! Starting the weekend off is the Hootenanny, featuring Jim Bryson, Luther Wright, Jenny Whiteley, semi-not-really-secret special guests (*cough* Handsome Furs! *cough*) and the lovely Julie Fader. Last year’s was a ton o’ fun – you may recall that I talked about last year’s instalment here – and I have no reason to doubt that this year’s will be too.
Julie Fader first came to my attention as she provides backup vocals, keyboards, and flute for Sarah Harmer. She is, however, a wonderful singer/songwriter in her own right. Soft guitar and the occasional keyboard, provided in part by Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh, back up Fader’s gorgeous, melancholy vocals. Tackling the time-honoured subject of loves lost and found (mostly lost), her song are intimate tales, seemingly spoken from experience, delivered quietly, as if Fader is confiding in you. Below are a few tracks performed at the Grad Club on the Friday the 13th in April of this year. Enjoy and I’ll see you at the Hootenanny!
Fader has a 5-song ep (where you can find these songs) which I imagine you can get if you contact her through her myspace page. Tickets are still available for the Wolfe Island Music Fest HERE (and will be available at the gate).