Thursday, February 2, 2012

Artist: Ferron, Album: Testimony, Song: Misty Mountain

Ferron is a singer songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia.  She left home at the tender age of 15 and worked odd jobs to make ends meet while building a portfolio of songs in her spare time.  By 1975, she began playing shows at coffee house stages around the city and released her first indie album in 1977.  Her first two albums in 1977 and 1978 were recorded at a local radio station.  She then befriended an American filmmaker by the name of Gayle Scott and the two partnered to form their own label, Lucy Records.  Testimony was the first release for their new label in 1980 and Misty Mountain is a fabulous deep album cut from that release.  It's hard to really describe her.  On this particular track, you might say her singing style is borderline reggae.  You can check out the track on You Tube (  She is a very cool artist who certainly deserves more attention than she has received.  Ferron relocated to the U.S. during the 90's and was briefly signed to Warner for a few releases.  To date, she has thirteen albums to her credit.  She is a very hard working artist who runs her own songwriting workshops and tours all over Canada and U.S..  She was nominated for a Juno in 1995 for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year but lost out to Loreena McKennitt.  You can follow Ferron at  You can purchase the album, Testimony, from Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!