February 08, 2013

Ron Sexsmith: Forever Endeavour

Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is revered among the cognoscenti and rightly so. Forever Endeavour is his 13th album and the first to feature orchestrated stings and woodwinds. Sexmith has demoed the songs for his new album when he ran into producer Mitchell Froom who convinced him to go for a richer sound. Froom had produced four his previous albums and they hit it off immediately, recording at Froom's Santa Monica studio. The new approach could have ruined the intimacy of his songs, but the added instrumentation is an enhancement of the emotions that are flowing through his lyrics.

Me Myself and Wine has a soft-spoken NOLA vibe, while Snake Road brings back the feel of Cat Stevens' Tea for the Tillerman. The lush and melancholic Blind Eye with its delicate French horn intro is tailor-made for lazy Sunday mornings.

Ron Sexsmith: Forever Endeavour

Forever Endeavour is released on Cooking Vinyl.

Tracks:
  1. Nowhere To Go
  2. Nowhere Is
  3. If Only Avenue
  4. Snake Road
  5. Blind Eye
  6. Lost In Thought
  7. Sneak Out The Back Door
  8. Back Of My Hand
  9. Deepens With Time
  10. Me Myself and Wine
  11. She Does My Heart Good
  12. The Morning Light

Live dates:
  • 02/14 Kirkland Lake, ON @ Northern College Auditorium
  • 02/20 Belfast, Borthern Ireland @ Limelight
  • 02/21 Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy
  • 02/23 Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2
  • 02/24 Madrid, Spain @ Sala el Sol
  • 02/27 Koln, Germanyy @ Kulturkirsche
  • 02/28 Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
  • 03/01 Brussels, Belgium @ La Rotonde at Botanique
  • 03/03 Berlin, Germany @ Heimathafen
  • 03/04 Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
  • 03/05 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ People's Place
  • 03/07 London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
  • 03/22 Toronto, ON @ Randolph Theatre
  • 03/23 Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
  • 03/25 Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre
  • 03/26 Calgary, AB @ Theatre Junction Grand
  • 03/27 St. Albert, AB @ Arden Theatre
  • 03/28 Red Deer, AB @ The Hideout
  • 03/29 Canmore, AB @ Communitea CafĂ©
  • 03/30 Lethbridge, AB @ Geomatic Attic
  • 04/01 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
  • 04/02 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java Music Club & Cafe
  • 04/03 New York City, NY @ City Winery
  • 04/04 Boston, MA @ Cafe 939 at Berklee

» ronsexsmith.com

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