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Thank you Galaxie! and Ashley Condon’s “This Great Compromise” also on the Laker Music label took the 5th spot!
“Top 50 most played Canadian albums airing on Galaxie Folk-Roots in 2013 Galaxie’s Folk-Roots (Canada) channel broadcasts uninterrupted 24/7 and is available from virtually all digital cable providers throughout Canada (over 9 million homes).”
Rank — Artist — Album Title — Label
1 — David Francey — So Say We All — Laker Music
2 — Pharis & Jason Romero — Long Gone Out West Blues — Lula Records
3 — Jadea Kelly — Clover — Divergent/True North
4 — Ruth Moody — These Wilder Things — Red House
5 — Keith Glass — Bad Dog — keithglassmusic.com
6 — Lynn Miles — Downpour — Lynn Miles Music
7 — Ashley Condon — This Great Compromise — Laker Music
“Much-lauded carpenter-turned-singer David Francey, known for his poetic lyrics won English Songwriter of the Year for his record So Say We All. ” CFMA
On Sunday, November 10th David was honoured at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards. He is thrilled to be chosen by his peers for this award. Go To the CFMA website for more on the event
“From the scenic hamlet of McDonalds Corners, Ontario, multiple Juno award-winning artist David Francey also received nominations for his album So Say We All released via Laker Music. The former carpenter turned much-lauded songwriter picks up nominations for Contemporary Album of the Year, English Songwriter of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year and Producer of the Year.” (CFMA)
to read more go to Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominees
Go Jane Go, the self-titled release from the group made up of Kieran Kane, David Francey and Lucas Kane, is now available on CD or as a download from CD Baby! Recorded in the living room of an Australian farmhouse, the CD is a natural, organic blend of the three musicians’ talents. The resulting sound lets you feel like you are sitting around the coffee table with them at a living room jam. Released on the heels of a successful Australian tour by the group, the album is a wonderful blend of three brilliant musicians’ work. The cover art is a portrait of the band by Kieran.
1. Somewhere Beyond the Roses, 2. When I’m Not Thinking About You, 3. Solitary Wave, 4. Go Jane Go, 5. Pretty Jackals, 6. Anybody’s Game, 7. My Blue Ridge Cabin Home, 8. I Live in Fear , 9. I’m Going Home, 10. Wonder, 11. Tell Me Mama, 12. Blue Heart of Texas, 13. Moon Over Melbourne.
Go Jane Go is on Dead Reckoning Records
David, accompanied by Mark Westberg, will play live on CBC’s Q tomorrow, starting at 10 AM
For more info go to http://www.cbc.ca/q/2013/05/10 Click “Listen” on the top right hand side to catch the show.
Laker Music is pleased to announce the April 30th, 2013 International release of David Francey’s new album So Say We All. This will be the 10th album for three-time Juno Award winner.
“Canada’s best contemporary songwriter” (Sing Out).
Fourteen years ago at the age of 45, Francey began an astonishing journey from manual labourer to award-winning folk troubadour – renowned for writing with heart-wrenching honesty about the struggles of the poor and working class. His new album reflects his own journey through a period of struggle.
“The lesson learned,” he says, “was to celebrate every day spent on this side of the soil and to keep marching no matter what comes our way.”
That spirit of perseverance bursts from each song on the album, from the opening track “Rain” about the failure and rebirth of love to the bittersweet hymn “So Say We All.” Capturing the dark times (“Pandora’s Box,” “Ordinary Man”) as well as life’s shining moments (“Satellite,” “Blue Skies”), the album is a perfect acoustic showcase of what makes Francey’s songwriting so special. Poetic and fearless, Francey draws from his own experiences, delving into his recent depression (“Harm”) and singing about his colorful experiences on the road (“Cheap Motel”).
Now ten albums into his recording career, Francey has demonstrated the kind of consistency as a songwriter that makes even other songwriters shake their head in disbelief. On So Say We All, he shares yet another collection of so-good-they-could-be-traditional numbers marked by the perfectly-stated poetry and stick-in-your-head melodies of the enduring folk song, best exemplified by songs like “Blue Yonder” and “Long Long Road.”
These remarkable songs are brought to life by Francey’s first-rate touring band – guitarist Mark Westberg, guitarist/banjo-picker Chris Coole and celebrated Maritime multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen. Capturing their raw energy and musicianship, producer Ken Friesen recorded the band live at Signal Path Studio in Almonte, Ontario. Keeping it all close to home, Francey also brought in his son Colin to play drums and invited fellow Ontario artist Tannis Slimmon to sing harmonies.
Beautifully spare and full of instant classics, So Say We All is sure to be a favorite with folk fans of every generation.
In support of his new album, David Francey will be touring Canada and United States throughout 2013 and 2014. For his full schedule, please visit http://www.davidfrancey.com
L-R Chris Coole, Darren McMullen, David Francey and Mark Westberg