Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Artist: Amelia Curran, Album: Lullabies For Barflies, Song: Fool's Gold

"Only fools surround me but I do what I am told.  I follow the right side rules, follow the left wing principles."  Amelia Curran is a singer songwriter who is originally from Newfoundland but is now based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She released her debut album in 2000 and then formed the band, The SenseAmelia Project (see blog 5/13/11) for one release a year later.  She followed that album up with her solo sophomore release (and third album in three years) entitled, Lullabies For Barflies, in 2002.  She plays folk based music with a nod to the past.  I find her vocally, to be as captivating as Ferron (see blog 2/2/12) or Ellen McIlwaine (see blog 5/9/12) without the slide guitar.  Fool's Gold is an absolutely stunning song from her 2002 release.  You can check it out at http://www.myspace.com/ameliacurran/.  Amelia would follow up this album with two more releases in 2006 and 2009.  Her 2009 release, Hunter Hunter, won the Juno award for Roots And Traditional Album Of The Year: Solo Artist, in 2010.  She beat out the likes of Corb Lund (see blog 7/31/11) and Bahamas (see blog 1/22/11) to win the award that year.  You can check out a promotional video of her talking about the making of her Juno award winning album as well as her home province of Newfoundland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79PLAfD-bqk&feature=related).  Amelia is going to be embarking on a European tour within the coming month and has just posted some new material on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU38ujw1Sis&feature=youtu.be).  Perhaps a new release isn't far off.  You can follow her at http://www.ameliacurran.com/.  You can purchase the album, Lullabies For Barflies, on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!