The lineup of acclaimed Toronto-based folk-rockers Sunparlour Players has shrunk to the duo of Andrew Penner and Michael "Rosie" Rosenthal on their fourth album, The Living Proof. At a time when so many folk combos seem to think bigger is better, this is living proof to the contrary, as there is nothing diminished about SP's vigorous and compelling sound, as shown on riveting opening cut "Soapbox". Penner's perceptive lyrics oft evoke his rural Ontario roots. The album comes out on vinyl too. They're touring Canada extensively in April and May. Go to their website for details.