“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 and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of her adventure
We are thrilled to announce that Juno award nominee and ECMA winner Jenn Grant has signed to Outside Music for her forthcoming album Compostela for release on October 21st, and full tour to support this gorgeous new offering from one of Canada’s most beloved and respected artists.
“I have admired Jenn’s music since her first album Orchestra for the Moon and have followed her career closely. I’m thrilled to have her as part of the Outside family alongside her good pals Rose Cousins, Justin Rutledge, and Jill Barber,” said Evan Newman, Director of Outside Music, Label, Management and Distribution.
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 that began in 2012 in Barcelona.
Recorded by producer, musician, fellow ECMA winner and husband Daniel Ledwell in their studio built close to the home they share in Nova Scotia, Grant’s fifth full-length studio album features a cornucopia of instruments including flutes, harps, violins, congas, wurlitzer, piano and lap steel all that enhance the depth and subtleties of her effortless singing. A number of Canadian folk music stars join Jenn on album, 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.
Jenn will tour this fall, bringing with her a talented band of players and label mate Matthew Barber co-headlining dates in November. Take a look at all dates below and stay tuned for future announcements.
Listen to the first single for Compostela, “No One’s Gonna Love You (Quite Like I Do)”
1. Bombshell Feat: Doug Paisley
2. Trailer Park Feat: Sarah Harmer
3. Spades Feat: Buck 65
4. Stranger In The Night Feat: Rachel Sermanni
5. Bring Me A Rose Feat: Justin Rutledge
6. Barcelona Feat: Ron Sexsmith & Don Kerr
7. No One’s Gonna Love You [Quite Like I Do] Feat: Stewart Legere
8. Canadian Maple Grove
9. Wild Animal
10. Spanish Moon with an audience at The Black Sheep Inn
11. American Man Feat: Kim Harris
12. Hummingbird Feat: Rose Cousins
COMPOSTELA TOUR DATES & TICKET LINKS