Holub teams up with former members of Murder Murder for east coast tour in support of her sophomore release, The Reckoning.
The Reckoning is the latest album by Sudbury, Ontario musician Jennifer Holub and one that sees her broadening the alt-country sound that defined her 2016 debut.
Way Out, the album’s opening single, bears almost no resemblance to her earlier work. Its up-tempo drive and powerful backing vocal lines are more fist-in-the-air than the simple toe-tapping rhythm of For The Haunting.
“I’d been sitting on some of the new songs as ideas for years and I would sing parts of them to myself when I would drive to work,” said Holub. “I finally started putting them together when I spent a month at my partner’s family house in the woods. Some of the songs came through me very easily—as if I needed to exorcise something.”
Holub’s honesty is what makes The Reckoning’s major shift in sound and delivery work. This need to “exorcise something” makes the whole album feel less like a style change for the sake of chasing a break and more like a natural progression.
Jennifer Holub & The Erratics (which features former members of Sudbury-based bluegrass ensemble Murder Murder) begin a seven-date tour of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia this Friday at Pepper’s Pub in Saint John.
May 3 | Pepper’s Pub | Saint John, NB
May 4 | Governors Pub | Sydney, NS
May 5 | Menz and Mollyz | Halifax, NS
May 8 | Grimross Brewing | Fredericton, NB
May 9 | Taco Pica | Saint John, NB
May 10 | Red Herring Pub | St. Andrews, NB
May 11 | The Hollywood STAR Room | Clark’s Corner, NB