Spring is almost here and I’m happy to share this song by the Okkervil River band with you. I bet you won’t be able to resist the lively rhythm! This amazing band from Austin, Texas, is really talented! Let’s enjoy the song A Hand to Take Hold of the Scene released in 1997 from the album The Stage Names. –Marie-France
Julie Doiron is a Canadian songwriter and singer who started her career in 1990 when she was 18 years old. Amongst others, she collaborated with the excellent Okkervil River band. Now on her own, her music is sometimes acoustic, sometimes rock but always characterised by her sensitive voice. Her work deserves to be discovered! Here is her song Nice to Come Home from her album I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day. Cheers! –Marie-France
Let’s start this sparkling year with a song from Bodies Of Water! I have to admit that I love to sing and dance on this one! If you’re a fan of Arcade Fire, you’ll probably fall in love with this Los Angeles band, as they are lovers of American traditional folk, theater and gospel. These two voices are in pure harmony. For a little more of their work, click here. Enjoy! –Marie-France & Stephanie
Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland are the husband and wife duo behind Whitehorse, a Canadian folk rock band. Both of them were singers and songwriters in their own right but have decided to work as a team since 2011. Good news for us because we can now enjoy their perfect harmony. By the way, how cute are they? I especially love this beautiful Emerald Isle song that I’m sharing today. If you enjoy it and would like to listen to a little bit more of their work, you can find a selection of their videos right here. Have a nice one, folks!
October is here with its amazing colors and I would like to celebrate its beauty with an American folk band called Dark Dark Dark. I only recently discovered it through my brother (Hey, we all need a good music pusher!) At my very first listen, I immediately fell in love with the song called Nobody Knows. The piano and voice really fit in with our nostalgic fall season. You should listen to the entire album via bandcamp… you’ll find lots of great harmony and some accordion riffs. Enjoy! -Marie-France
Psssst! Click little play button on bottom left to play the song!