Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tamarack

Frobisher Bay (1992)



From its Ontario base, Tamarack has been exploring Canada's history through song for more than 15 years. This popular trio travels the length and breadth of their northern land, singing about the fishermen and farmers, whalers and wilderness guides, trappers and tourists, immigrants and natives, and passing Americans. Tamarack is currently made up of founding member James Gordon and Alex Sinclair, plus Molly Kurvink. Lots of good songs and some unusual views of the history of North America. One of Canada's cultural icons.

Tamarack's Frobisher Bay is a "down north" musical journey that is alternately ethereal and passion-drenched, opening on a haunting, reflective note with "Days of Sun and Wind" before the trio sound manifests itself in a more traditional mode, full force, on the rousing "Oh, Klondike." The sound is somewhere between Peter, Paul & Mary, the Seekers, and Stan Rogers, weighted more toward the latter thematically ā€” the CD is filled with beautiful moments, but perhaps the best of them all is the title track, done a cappella and reminiscent of A.L. Lloyd's best work at its most historically penetrating.

Tracks:
01 - Days of Sun and Wind
02 - Oh, Klondike
03 - The Hangman's Eyes
04 - Frobisher Bay
05 - Loyal She Remains
06 - The Vacuum Song
07 - Charlie Fox
08 - Pamela
09 - No Herring Left In The Bay
10 - Alaska Highway Driver
11 - Logging Camp Christmas
12 - The Greenland Whale

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very nice, quite a surprise. I had never heard of them before, so thanks!

24 April, 2009 01:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gub from "Da Great White North" again thanks for this one was missing from my collection. Right easy listening music I might add.

26 April, 2009 22:03  

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