winner of the 2015 canadian folk music award for new/emerging artist of the year, and nominated for vocal group of the year.
this album was recorded in the hot blaze of summer, from july 14th to august 12th, at ill eagle studios in the neighbourhood of leslieville in the city of toronto. we worked our schedule against the summertime minefield of weddings, work, and watersports. as often as not we recorded while eating late lunches and later dinners, and between takes we would call our loved ones to tell them not to wait up.
it means so much to us to have supportive folks in our lives, who allow us the opportunity to do what we love. we would like to take a moment to thank broghan, eileen, eva, kelly, lauren, and simon for their exceptional patience and support; we would like to thank our manager, amie therrien, for being able to get things done despite our decision-making process; and we would like to thank carlin nicholson for shepherding this album into existence with his mad producer skills. thanks as well to jaron freeman-fox, mike o'brien, neil quinn, janine stoll, and steve mcnie for lending their phenomenal talents to this album.
we would also like to thank all the fine folks who came to a show, hosted a house concert, gave us a space to crash while on tour, or bought a beer at a venue that supports live music. it doesn't mean much without you. thank you for listening.
released April 28, 2015
all songs written & arranged by the young novelists
alex dodd - piano, organ, rhodes
graydon james - acoustic guitar, vocals
john law - acoustic & electric guitar
laura spink - vocals, glockenspiel, percussion
michael paddags - drums, percussion
shawn jurek - bass, vocals
carlin nicholson - organ, glockenspiel, percussion
mike o'brien - acoustic & electric guitar
neil quinn - electric & slide guitar
steve mcnie - accordion
string arrangements by jaron freeman-fox
produced, engineered, & mixed by carlin nicholson at ill eagle studio
mastered by philip shaw bova (philipshawbova.com
management by amie therrien (balsampiermusic.com
design by janine stoll (janinestollmedia.com
we acknowledge the financial support of the government of canada through the department of canadian heritage (canadian music fund) and of canada's private radio broadcasters.