One of Canada's roots music sweethearts, Jenn Grant is at the very top of her game on her fifth studio album, Compostela. The owner of a pure and subtle voice, Grant is able to integrate folk, pop and indie rock elements with a graceful ease, and she has found a sympatico collaborator in husband/producer Daniel Ledwell. Working in their rural NS studio, they have layered vocals and a multitude of instruments (including flutes, harps, violins, congas, wurlitzer, piano and lap steel) to create all kinds of beguiling textures. Being able to call upon such talented friends as Sarah Harmer, Buck 65, Ron Sexsmith, Rose Cousins, Don Kerr, Justin Rutledge, Rachel Sermanni and Jonathan Goldsmith to guest doesn't exactly harm the cause either. The album's title (meaning "Field of Stars") and some of these songs were inspired by a visit to Spain. With any justice, Juno and Polaris will pay close attention to a wonderful record.
Grant has just commenced a six-week cross-country tour. Check details at jenngrant.com