Posts tagged listen local
Listen Local - Major Love

This week's Listen Local brings you an indie super-group fronted by Edmonton's hometown hero, Colleen Brown.

Brown's voice has been compared to Joni Mitchell for good reason – her ability to shift gears with a mid-note lilt brings life to her delivery. Her songwriting ain't half bad either.

Major Love is Colleen Brown's newest musical identity. I love the name and the positivity it puts forth. Major Love's debut self-titled album shines.

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Listen Local - Braden Gates

Braden Gates is often referred to as a 'troubadour' or 'raconteur'. These are old words chosen to distill what makes Gates special. Something to do with time and timelessness. With lineage and dipping one's feet in the ancient stream of song. With Gates, I get the impression he soaks in that stream, while I'm lucky if I know where to find it off in the woods.

If you are a fan of folk music in its truest sense – music that tells the tale of common folks – then you owe it to yourself to hear Braden Gates.

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