Potentially breakout releases from two highly regarded artists, plus music inspired by a visit to the past, figure in CBC host Tom Power's spotlight on new music this week.
To this point, Matt Andersen has been a bit of a Canadian secret: a hard-working musician who has built up a career performance by performance. However, with his new album Weightless, the secret’s out, according to Power.
Another artist poised for wider success is Doug Paisley, considered a songwriter’s songwriter and who already counts peers like Feist and Broken Social Scene’s Jason Collett as major fans. His latest album is Strong Feelings, a more radio-friendly breakout that includes the single Radio Girl. “It’s a little more Tom Petty, a little less Hank Williams,” says Power.
Rounding out this week’s selections is the latest from Rosanne Cash, whose new release The River & the Thread drew inspiration from the restoration of her iconic father Johnny Cash’s childhood home. “It could be her most authentic country album ever,” Power says.
Watch the attached video to check out excerpts of music from Matt Andersen, Doug Paisley and Rosanne Cash.