Days after releasing her new collaboration with Ben Caplan, Nova Scotia’s Terra Spencer will hit the road for nine Canadian dates beginning in New Brunswick with shows in Fredericton and Florenceville-Bristol.
Terra Spencer and Ben Caplan have a new album arriving this week. Old News finds the two Nova Scotia based singer-songwriter-storytellers channeling their combined love for jazz and roots music. This new collaboration was born over a cup of tea at Caplan’s as the two shared songs and ideas, like many friends and musicians do. The album features 11 new songs written by Spencer and produced by Caplan.
Anchored by solo and joint vocal performances by Ben and Terra, it features East Coast core players Ronald Hynes (Hey Rosetta!) and Andrew Miller, with appearances from Jamie Robinson (Gordie Sampson, Jimmy Rankin), Donald MacLennan, Jamie Kronick (who also photographed and designed the album artwork), emerging sibling trio The Gilberts, and the horn section of Andrew Jackson, Brad Reid, and arranger Matt Myer. Mixed by Daniel Ledwell and mastered by Grammy nominee Philip Shaw Bova, this live off the floor recording pays tribute to the traditional style and spirit of studio recording, capturing the live sounds and energy of musicians performing together in a room.
Old News mixes the character of early Canadian folk albums from the late 60’s and 70’s with hymn-like choruses, gruff eulogies, and a plethora of subtle horn arrangements. Pushing their own creative boundaries, Spencer and Caplan lead listeners down a path of reflection, redemption, and creative reinvention.
New Brunswick audiences will get a chance to hear some songs from Old News when Spencer passes through the province later this month.
Old News arrives October 14.
Oct.28 | Fredericton, NB | Lansdowne Concert Series | Tickets
Oct. 30 | Florenceville-Bristol, NB | Second Wind Music Centre | Tickets
Nov. 11 | Halifax, NS | The Stage at St. Andrews | Tickets (With Band)
Nov. 25 | Toronto, ON | Dakota Tavern | Tickets *With Ben Caplan
Nov. 26 | Montreal, QC | Ursa | Tickets *With Ben Caplan
Dec. 3 | Bridgetown, NS | Dawn Oman Art Gallery | Tickets (With Band)
Jan. 12 | Edmonton, AB | The Station on Jasper | Tickets
Jan. 13 | Grande Prairie, AB | Grande Prairie Live Theatre | Tickets
Jan. 14 | Calgary, AB | The Nick Folk Club | Tickets
Cover photo by Jeffrey Dreves Jr.