July 30, 2008

The Acorn, Grad Club, Kingston, 12 October 2007

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 7:05 pm by rgsc

photo by Lenny W taken at Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest on July 6, 2008

We are t-minus 10 days until the Wolfe Island Music Fest, folks. When planning your day be sure to get their early in the day because the lineup is great from the get-go. The fourth band on the bill, The Acorn, are definitely not to be missed. I’ve been spending a fair amount of time with the band’s latest release, Glory Hope Mountain, and have come to the conclusion that Rolf Klausener is fast proving himself to be one of the best storytellers in Canadian music. The album’s utterly compelling narrative is backed by instrumentation that is rich, layered, and influenced by an interesting array of sounds, including Honduran folk music. It is personal, powerful, and eminently enjoyable.

In addition to Wolfe Island, The Acorn are playing:

August 1st: SappyFest, Sackville NB
August 2nd: Quebec City 400th Anniversary, Quebec QC
August 9th-10th: Wolfe Island Festival, Kingston ON

(full dates)

Get out there and see them. Here is my recording of their show from Exclaim‘s Wood, Wire and Whisky tour in the fall. I think you will agree it was pretty darn great.

The Acorn, Grad Club, Kingston, 12 October 2007

1. Flood Pt. 1
2. Brokered Heart
3. Dents
4. six people (talk)
5. Glory
6. Kitchener’s more ‘street’ than Waterloo (talk)
7. Antenna
8. drinking whiskey & tuning (talk)
9. Spring Thaw
10. time for one more (talk)
11. Crooked Legs
12. better than Montreal (talk)
13. Low Gravity

You can pick up The Acorn’s albums from Paper Bag Records.

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1 Comment »

  1. İnteresting… Good share !


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