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Compostela out April 3rd 2015 – Nominated for 2 JUNO 2015 Awards for Best Songwriter and Best Adult Alternative Album
“Music is the connector that binds us all” Says Grant, “To be able to create music, and share the power it can hold is one of life’s greatest gifts.” This is the very essence behind the voice and songs of Jenn Grant. A heralded singer and songwriter from Prince Edward Island, in Canada’s Maritimes, Grant has four albums and one EP under her belt; she is about to embark on a brand new journey with her best collection of songs to date: “The time is here and now, I’m over the moon.”
Grant’s newest offering, JUNO nominated ‘Compostela’ translates to “Field of Stars” Or ‘Star Field’ – which comes from the legend that the dust of the pilgrims who walk the El Camino, make up the stars that form the Milky Way. There is an element of space on this new album. Teetering on psychedelic folk and into a balladry of melodic storytelling, you are welcomed into the heart’s cave. A subtle yet pulsing groove alongside moments of Spanish inspired guitar reflect an important journey, which began in 2012 in Barcelona. There’s a band of stars on Compostela, including Sarah Harmer, Buck 65, Ron Sexmsith, Rose Cousins, Don Kerr, Kim Harris, Stewart Legere, Justin Rutledge, Rachel Sermanni and Grant’s producer for her 2009 release ‘Echoes’ Jonathan Goldsmith. For the first time ever, Grant’s brother Daniel Grant, a Toronto based cinematographer performs with her, accompanying her velvety voice on songs like Spanish Moon with the soft touch of his charango playing.
There is a warmth reminiscent to tape, found in the intricate layers of instrumentation that help to carry this new collection of songs right from the edges of the earth to the field of stars from which they came. Bringing with her a talented band of players who help to create the colors and textures of her captivating live show, Grant is keen to bring Compostela to the stage. Finding herself in a place of new beginnings, with a new songbook of carefully crafted material at her fingertips – In her own words “the time is here and now.”
Compostela will be released In Ireland on April 3rd 2015
Praise for Compostela: “Jenn Grant’s dreamy, harp-and woodwinds folk is the work of a painter born in paradise” Sydney Morning Herald
“She’s one of the best singers in the world right now.” ~ Rich Terfry, host of CBC Radio 2 Drive
“Jenn Grant is at the very top of her game on her fifth studio album, Compostela.” New Canadian Music
“Compostela will undoubtedly prove to be one of the best records to emerge from Atlantic Canada this year. Music Nerd
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).