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Dennis Ellsworth - North Lakes - Atlantic Airwaves - May 19, 2012

On this Saturdays' edition of Atlantic Airwaves - features on two Prince Edward Islands acts - Dennis Ellsworth has a new recording, 'Dusk Dreams - and the North Lakes have released their new album, Grand Prix
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Of all the singer songwriters that are making their presence known on Prince Edward Island, and there are quite a few, Dennis Ellsworth is standing out from the crowd. Although his rise to prominence is a fairly recent achievement, his road goes back a long ways. He's been at it since he was 15, but he's been singing "Forever in Blue Jeans", on the bathroom counter while brushing his teeth, since he was 5 years old. He is a music lover; always has been, always will be. His contributions to music are far reaching; He's been in rock, indie, punk, and country bands. His songwriting is sincere, evocative, poetic, and honest.
His new album, 'Dusk Dreams', which was released on May 15 on Busted Flat Records, was recorded in Athens, Georgia, with acclaimed musician and producer, David Barbe.
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Sending reverberations from beyond the Confederation Bridge, North Lakes are a rock n' roll band that radiate with swagger and bravado. Taking their cue from '60s pop and garage rock, the energetic five-piece combines vivid lyrical imagery and a colossal roar of musicality to craft punchy, concise rock records. Their latest album, Grand Prix, captures North Lakes at their most raw. Recorded in a church in Long Creek by Adam Gallant (whose credits include acts such as Boxer The Horse, The Danks, English Words, Al Tuck and more), the album is a testament to the galvanized direction and ambition of the up-and-coming Prince Edward Island-based band.

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