Monday, December 02, 2013

Blog Guelph: Pope of The Woods

rockwood crane lurking by KPEP
rockwood crane lurking, a photo by KPEP on Flickr.

The Pure Guelphishness Playlist on hoofbeats this morning was very, very short - with just one song, for which this post is named, played near the very end of the show. A marvellous tune about caring for the forest, with amazing guitar sounds and a catchy chorus, and lyrical commentary about wasted lives and resources. For me, it was a randomly redemptive song to play, given the horse talk program content with an enthusiastic Huntsman as interview subject.

The exclaim review of the new release describes it well "There’s brute honesty in the plainly delivered rock of Guelph’s Harri Palm, yet his songs contain distinctively rich tones and energy."

You can check out some of Harri's tunes at Reverbnation or myspace, and you can check out a more detailed bio at his cbc site. I will certainly be on the look out for more opportunities to listen to his full cd, and I hope you will be too.  When I wrote him with a few questions about it, he wrote back, "Oh, my album. May 2008. Recorded here at the Boogie Barn except for #'s 4 and 9 which were done at Scott Merritt's studio. They feature Richie Hayward (Little Feat) on drums. Probably one of the last albums he worked on before he died. Some overdubs were done at my home and at my cottage. I produced and mixed. Mastered by Cory Barnes."
I still have to ask him if I should edit it out of the podcast or not.
- Enjoy!

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