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Klassen, Jordan - St. Brigid EP

Format: CD
Label: Jordan Klassen
Year: 2010
Origin: Abbotsford, British Columbia - Calgary, Alberta
Genre: folk
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Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: British Columbia, 2010's, Canadian Folk

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
For Jessica
Song in Winter
In Bodrum, Near the Castle
On Your Collarbone
St. Brigid Feast Day
You are the Branches

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Jordan Klassen - St. Brigid EP

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St. Brigid EP

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Information/Write-up

How did you get started as a musician?
In grade 8, my mother forced me to take band class. I rocked the trombone. And also, I hated it. I made a pact with her that if I could quit, I would start guitar lessons. My guitar teacher was this '80s hair metal fellow who wore polyester shirts unbuttoned halfway down. I remember he said once "You're not too bad at this music thing, don't give up on it." Around that time I started writing songs, and loved it a lot.

How would you describe your sound?
I usually tell people that it's indie-folk. I'm not sure how accurate that is, because I think folk music is music that is stripped down and bare-bones; music of the people. I think my music is acoustic guitar-based pop that explores ambience. That sounds super dorky though. So indie-folk it is.

Why does Calgary need you?
Calgary doesn't need me as much as I need it! The community of musicians and artists in Calgary totally astounds and constantly encourages me, and people are just so darned loyal and supportive! I love it. If I have something to offer, it's to be a part of that community, to offer it another voice and be a good friend to other folks who love art.

Where will you be in five years?
I would love to be doing this as my full-time job. I would love to have traveled a whole lot more, and read a lot more books. As for location, I really have no idea! I tend to migrate a lot. Calgary still feels like home though, so I think it's a safe bet.

with exerpts from FastForward http://www.ffwdweekly.com/calgary-blogs/stranger-in-the-alps/2010/08/17/your-band-here-jordan-klassen-507/

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