North Track Records announces the release of Ian Tamblyn's latest album, A Longing for Innocence
Now available on CD!
This eclectic collection of sixteen songs was recorded with Mike Dubue at Studio Cimetiere in Quyon, Quebec between August and November 2020. The album features many musicians from the Gatineau Hills including Julia MacLaine from the National Arts Centre Orchestra, members of the Chelsea Youth Choir, as well as guest vocalist, Dayna Manning from Stratford, Ontario.
The album was a challenge to record during these “Covid times” but modern technology allowed musicians to record their parts, in some cases, from their own homes. Members of the Chelsea Youth Choir recorded their tracks individually and their voices were then brought together in the studio! At times, Ian took to back roads to reach the studio in order to complete the album.
"In the Mist" from Ian Tamblyn's latest CD, "A Longing for Innocence"
Musicians included on this album are:
Mike Dubue- bass, vocals, Moog Grandmother, Oberheim Matrix 1000 percussion, vibes
Olivier Fairfield-drums, percussion
Fred Guignion-electric guitars, slide guitar, lap steel
Bonnie Kumer - banjo
Julia MacLaine- cello
Pat Maher- vocals
Dayna Manning- vocals
Brian Sanderson- various horns, harmonica, hurdy gurdy, conch shell, jaw harp
Matt Selic- accordion
James Stephens – fiddle, vocals
Ian Tamblyn- vocals, acoustic guitars, piano, electric piano, organ, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, percussion, found sounds.
Sheena Turcotte- vocals
Kate Weekes- vocals
Members of the Chelsea Youth Choir- Etta Dwyer, Kseniya Lewis, Leonore Rusu
Director: Stephanie Sewell.
This album is much like a collection of short stories, featuring many different styles and themes. The overriding theme however is a longing for innocence at a time when concerns of Trumpism, pandemic and climate change dominate our thoughts. And yet, through the imagination and perseverance, a glimpse of that innocence can be achieved. This longing drove the album to its completion.
A LONGING FOR INNOCENCE can be purchased directly from Ian Tamblyn and North Track Records. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to order your CD and arrange payment by direct deposit or cheque.