Joe Nolan

Joe Nolan

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It's almost like I don't have a choice. I don't think I will ever stop. This is my life, it's hard to explain but it's something I just have to do… I’m a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Edmonton, Canada, who has toured across Europe, the USA and Canada. I’m represented by Mongrel Music Agency (Chuck Prophet, Lake Street Dive), signed with Rootsy Records in Sweden (John Prine, Patty Griffin, Anderson East) and Fallen Tree Records in Canada (100 mile house, T. Buckley). I’ve also won the Cobalt prize for songwriting. For my new album, Scrapper (coming Oct 15), I wanted to make something a little bit more edgy. Something with some meat on the bone, something a little more punchy and gritty but also matched with softness and sensitivity. It’s influenced by folk and blues: think something between Leif Vollebekk and Chuck Prophet, John Prine and Jeff Tweedy, Buddy Miller and Guy Clark. After I got the studio booked, Riverdale Recorders, with the awesome Scott Franchuk (Corb Lund, Scenic Route to Alaska, Del Barber), I called up my pals Nigel Gale (bass) and Andrew Scott (drums). Neither of them had heard or knew any of the songs. So we rehearsed them from scratch that night and the morning after we went into the studio and cut the 10 band songs live off the floor in one magical day! Can’t wait to be back on the road, playing these tunes and songs from my last Canadian Folk Music Award nominated album Drifters, for you. That'll be solid gold. See you soon.

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