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Jenn Grant - Amelia Curran - on Atlantic Airwaves, Saturday October 6, 2012

On this Saturday's edition of Atlantic Airwaves - two features on brand new albums - Jenn Grant and her new recording 'The Beautiful Wild' - and, Amelia Curran with her new one 'Spectators'
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The honeymoon continues for East Coast nightingale Jenn Grant, who released her third album on Six Shooter Records on September 25, 2012. With 'The Beautiful Wild', Jenn follows love's twisted, tangled path deep into the heart's jungle. The new record is about finding the courage to lose oneself in the wilderness, in all of its savage and sublime experiences.
The dense, exotic sounds of 'The Beautiful Wild 'depart from the giddy blush of 'Honeymoon Punch', Jenn Grant's Juno Nominated and Polaris Long Listed previous album. There is a mature solemnity to be found that creates a new intimacy and immediacy with the listener. Jenn Grant's intuitive ability to express emotion has helped to define her as one of Canada's premiere vocalists; even in the darkest corners of the wilderness, her prismatic, iridescent voice continues to sparkle, dancing over adventurous new layers that include harp, flute and sitar.
Jenn Grant is a lively member of a thriving East Coast artist community. 'The Beautiful Wild' features many notable locals, including Old Man Luedecke, Rose Cousins, Erin Costello, Kinley Dowling, David Christiansen and the Halifax Boys' Honour Choir.
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From the fathoms, the dark solitary deeps, comes Amelia Curran's 'Spectators', a new album released on October 2, 2012 on Six Shooter Records. A meditation on frailty, restlessness, time and its finitudes, 'Spectators' is both storm and harbour.
The Juno winning artist has charted a course through longing and loss with lyrics that face life's beauties and terrors with disconsolate urgency. With 'Spectators', Curran returns to the scene with ten tracks that yet raise the bar on her signature lyricism, but push beyond the folk boundaries that have defined her previous releases.
Guest musicians and arrangers are a collection of Toronto and St. John's notables, including The Once, Todor Kobakov, Bryden Baird, Selina Martin, Oh Susanna, and Martin Tielli.

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