From Which I Came
A self-titled 2012 EP elicited praise for retro-sounding George Jones-loving country-folk singer/songwriter Steel Audrey. We expect the same positive reaction to his first full-length record, From Which I Came. He was raised in a religious farming community in southern Manitoba, and, as the album title suggests, this background often infuses the eloquent songs (a sample lyric: "If Jackfrost is the devil, then Manitoba must be hell"). He is equally convincing on both up-tempo tunes and ballads like "The Troubadour". Producer/engineer Matthew Rogers of the acclaimed The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer also does fine work here, playing on the record too. Impressive stuff.
Steel Audrey plays The Biltmore in Vancouver, Nov. 8, and the High And Lonesome Club in Winnipeg on Nov. 14.