Joe Nolan


  1. 1.
    Dead Ends and Damaged Hearts
  2. 2.
    Looking for Your Heart
  3. 3.
    Kisses in the Dark
  4. 4.
    Drunk and In Love
  5. 5.
    Tupelo Honey
With Drifters, Joe Nolan, who has been heralded by outlets such as the Globe & Mail and No Depression as a roots rock wunderkind, continues to build upon the massive year that came in the wake of his 2018 independently released album Cry Baby.
Over the past two years, Nolan played over 175 shows across North America and six European countries, most while traveling in his faithful 2003 Dodge Caravan. Along the way he recorded the EP Rootsy House Sessions in Sweden, signed deals with Mongrel Music Agency (Chuck Prophet, Lake Street Dive), as well as European label Rootsy Records (John Prine, Patti Griffin, Anderson East). His work also earned the Cobalt Prize for songwriting at the 2018 Maple Blues Awards, as well as Blues Artist Of The Year at the Edmonton Music Awards. Furthermore, Nolan was nominated for Roots Solo Artist Of The Year at Breakout West 2019.
Drifters begins the next leg of that journey. Taking fresh material written in the midst of touring and combining with songs that date back to Nolan's late teens, the common thread among the songs is reflected in the album's title: songs of longing, wanderlust and lost love.
He may be categorized as a roots artist, but Nolan never wants that tag to define him completely. By drawing inspiration from vintage rock 'n roll, blues, country and punk, he intends to keep pushing boundaries with every record he makes.


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