F&M - Wish You Were Here

Format: CD
Label: Shameless Records SHR 1031
Year: 2011
Origin: Edmonton, Alberta
Genre: folk
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Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Alberta, 2010's, Canadian Folk


Track Name
Music By The Sea
Old Photographs
I Pray For The Fog (Becky’s Version)
Walk To You (Romantic Version)
Amsterdam (Trio Version)
Streets of Laredo
I Wish You Were Here



F&M - Wish You Were Here


Wish You Were Here


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With a name inspired by a well-known Edmonton funeral home, it's not surprising that F&M make music filled with drama and passion. The trio create a compelling sense of story in each of the songs on their fourth album, using the interplay between male and female voices ― hers pure and light, his rough but restrained ― to emphasize the strong narrative. Along with multi-instrumentalist Bryan Reichert, Rebecca and Ryan Anderson take a leisurely approach to acoustic folk, but add theatricality with dramatic vocal touches, accordion embellishments and unconventional song structures. The gentle pace and wide-open spaces in songs like "Goodnight," "I Pray for the Fog" and "Music by the Sea" lend a haunting mood to the music. And the cover of cowboy ballad "Streets of Laredo," sweetly performed in the style of an old English folk song, is a special delight.
-Rachel Sanders


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