First Play Live

First Play Live: Rich Aucoin, Release

The Halifax musician debuts songs from his new album.

The Halifax musician debuts songs from his new album.

Rich Aucoin at the mic, debuting songs in a CBC Music First Play Live session. (CBC Music)

Rich Aucoin's latest album, Release, dropped on May 17. For his First Play Live session, the Halifax-based artist flew to Toronto and called some of his friends to play the new songs and being a charismatic force, Aucoin counts some of the top musicians in Toronto as his friends.

Aucoin was joined by Dwayne Christie, Christine Bougie, Anna Ruddick, May Akanuma and Robin Hatch. Beautiful harmonies and slick dance moves were added by James Bailey, Kyla Charter and Maylee Todd. Watch the standout nine-piece band debut songs from Release, below.

 

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