Montreal-based folk singer/songwriter Corinna Rose has released earlier EPs and one full-length, 2013's Northeast Southwest, and she now returns to the EP format with The Wharf. It features a sparse sound built around Rose's haunting pure voice and crisp banjo and acoustic guitar playing plus the autoharp and backing vocals of Leah Dolgoy. Electric guitar and strings are also employed judiciously. Rose is a versatile songwriter too, with tunes ranging from the frisky "Broken Telephone" to the moodier title track. The beauty of her voice is fully revealed on a cover of Hank Williams classic "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". Lovely stuff.
Rose plays a Home Routes tour through BC, Nov. 14-27), then has shows at Ottawa's Raw Sugar Cafe on dec. 5, Pierrefonds' Side Door Coffee House on Dec. 11, the official hometown EP release at 185 Ave. Van Horne in Montreal on Dec. 12, and Burdock in Toronto on Jan. 8.