I’ve really been enjoying all the new folk music coming out lately. Mumford and Sons as well as The Lumineers have definitely brought the genre some mainstream attention. All throughout Canada, there are folk acts and festivals year round. One of my favourites is White Ash Falls from Vancouver, BC headed by singer-songwriter Andrew Bishop. He first caught my attention when he was playing a couple shows with Yukon Blonde the summer of 2012 right before the release of his first LP By The River Bend. If you enjoy old country full with harmonica, organ and pedal steel than I suggest you give White Ash Falls a listen.
By The River Bend became a musical collaboration with Bishop and his fellow musician friends as well as being co-produced by Brandon Scott of Yukon Blonde. After playing with bands such as Twin River, Red Cedar and Yukon Blonde, Andrew Bishop is making his mark as a talented musician in the Canadian folk scene. This past November, just over a year later, White Ash Falls has released Over The Night. Produced by Colin Stewart (The New Pornographers, Black Mountain, Dan Mangan) Over The Night is another great folk record full of energy and country twang. Like the first, there are many other Canadian musicians making an appearance including Louise Burns, Jeffrey Innes, Graham Jones, Rah Rah’s Erin Passmore, Brandon Scott, and James Younger. Lovers of old country and artists such as Willie Nelson or Johnny Cash will take a liking to White Ash Falls’ music. Over The Night is streaming on Exclaim! here and both albums are available on iTunes for under $10.