Monday, February 7, 2011

Artist: Andrew Vincent, Album: Rotten Pear, Song: Going Out Tonight

"Half a pack of smokes on the dashboard and a little hash in the glove box.  Got a bottle of scotch that I ain't poured cus I just spent 2 days in detox.  I'm going out tonight."  Andrew Vincent is a singer songwriter who developed his fan base in the bars of Ottawa before recently moving to Toronto.  Andrew released his debut in 1998 and then adopted a backing band called the Pirates for his next 3 releases.  His fifth release in 2009 with indie label, Kelp Records, entitled, Rotten Pear, finds him re-discovering life as a solo artist.  It is a stripped down collection of acoustic tunes about growing up and growing older.  This particular track called, Going Out Tonight, is reminiscent of Paul Simon.  Andrew has such a seemingly effortless and delicate way about his musical delivery.  He has perfected the art of less is more on this track.  There is at least 5 or 6 years between this release and his last.  The wait was certainly worth it though.  If you are a Kate Bush fan, he happens to cover her song, Hounds Of Love, on this album as well.  You can follow Andrew at  You can purchase the album, Rotten Pear, on Itunes.  You can see Andrew play the song, Going Out Tonight, live on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!