MARCH 1, 2019
Day of Show: $37.00
Opening Act: Erin Costelo
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Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. It’s a well-rounded one, one marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave. And sentimentally, it’s a sound that represents the feeling of community.
About the opener, Erin Costello:
“Erin Costelo has one of those voices — striking, powerful and full of depth and range — not unlike that of Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard or the legendary Mavis Staples” – Exclaim Magazine
“…Costelo offers a unique sound with soothing, soulful vocals.” – Glide Magazine
Soul singer Erin Costelo released her second full-length album, Sweet Marie, on November 2nd on Compass Records. The 10-song album was recorded in 10 days in a timber-frame home on the ocean in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia. Sweet Marie finds the native Nova Scotian looking at a world and an industry that pushed her to the edge of ending her musical career – and finds her pushing back. Pulsing with a confident and cathartic energy, her incredible voice, drawing comparisons to such icons as Nina Simone and Carole King, soars even as her songs dive deep. The making of Sweet Marie is also the subject of a new documentary directed by Juno-award winning, songwriter-turned-filmmaker, Amelia Curran.
Costelo has assembled an ace group of Canadian players for the album, including Glenn Milchem on drums (Blue Rodeo), Anna Ruddick on bass (Randy Bachman), Leith Fleming-Smith on organ (Matt Mays, Hawksley Workman) and her long-time partner, Clive MacNutt, on guitar. Taking inspiration from sources as varied as Ryan Adams and Randy Newman, Costelo delivers a genre-defying batch of songs that sound at once timeless, timely and completely fresh.