Release date: Sept 17, 2011 / BUY Canadian Girl
If there’s such a thing as a timeless, classic Canadian-sounding roots album, Canadian Girl is it. Ste-Croix’s mellifluous, honeyed vocals are layered over gorgeous harmony tracks and sweet, homespun acoustic roots instrumentation. The players include multiple Juno-winning fiddler Natalie MacMaster, WCMA-winning guitarist Joel Fafard, Juno-winning Stephen Fearing (on the Six String Nation guitar), and legendary Quebec fiddler Claude Methé – with his family band, Dentdelion. The voices include ECMA & CFMA winning The Once, ECMA-winner Catherine MacLellan, BC Entertainment Hall of Famer Shari Ulrich, Juno-winning Leela Gilday and WCMA-nominated Yukon songwriter Kim Beggs.
Reviews for ‘Canadian Girl’
“Canadian Girl” named one of the TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2011 by the OTTAWA CITIZEN in company with with Adele, Sheepdogs and The Once.
“The entire album is incredible. People just don’t make albums like this anymore.” Glenn Meisner, CBC Atlantic Airwaves Interview.
“The songs are of strong quality throughout. In the end, it turns out to be a high-quality celebration of the folk-and-roots community of the country.” Bob Mersereau, CBC Maritimes.
“Bonnie Ste-Croix’s wonderful new album (with) strong melodies, thoughtful lyrics and appealing voice..” Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen
Ste-Croix is “blessed with a warm, inviting alto and an intuitive feel for how the human heart works.” Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald, Halifax
“an unqualified artistic success…its 13 songs evoke the spirit and beauty of Canada’s natural and human landscape, without wandering into the realm of the precious.” Ste-Croix is a “born storyteller and celebrated onstage raconteur and a wonderful vocalist…a true Canadian Girl.” Alan Kellogg, Penguin Eggs.
Recording one song in every Province and Territory of Canada for her “Canadian Girl” album, Ste-Croix has captured the attention and heart of the country with her musical strand from Coast to Coast to Coast. Guest artists include Stephen Fearing, Natalie MacMaster, Leela Gilday, The Once, the Inuksuk Drum Dancers, Laura Smith, Catherine MacLellan, Emmanuelle Leblanc, Dominque Dupuis, Jessica Rhaye, Shari Ulrich, Julia Graff, Joel Fafard, Farideh, Lynne Hanson, Kate Reid, Kim Beggs, Marie-Josee Dandeneau, Carlin Lemon, The Fates, Brent Tyler, Dentdelion and Dale Boyle.
7849 driving kms, 12 flights, 46 musicians, 13 provinces and territories, 13 songs…one beautiful country!
In order of appearance on album.
Yukon Kim Beggs kimbeggs.com
Northwest Territories Leela Gilday leelagilday.com
British Columbia Julia Graff and Shari Ulrich shariulrich.com
Newfoundland The Once (Geraldine Hollett, Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale) theonce.com
Nunavut The Inuksuk Drum Dancers