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Grass, Joe - The Rest Will Disappear

Format: CD
Label: Second Best Records SBR 004
Year: 2016
Origin: Moncton, New Brunswick - Montréal, Québec
Genre: rock, folk
Value of Original Title: 
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  https://www.ledevoir.com/culture/musique/484383/the-rest-will-disappear-joe-grass, https://joegrass.bandcamp.com/
Playlist: Quebec, 2010's, Indigenous Canada, Folk


Track Name
Island Song
Val d'Or
Rosemary, Head Full of Light
Lily Rose
We Waited


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The Rest Will Disappear


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This gentle musician, whose blond hair touches the sky and whose feet extend from the roots that reach the heart of the Earth, is the most discreet of our champions. Whether he plays in the group called Patrick Watson or his own Notre Dame de Grass, whether he accompanies a Marie-Pierre Arthur or a Catherine Durand, he is most often bent over a guitar, or his pedal steel , in full of music, inventive and inspired. It is too little known, he also leads a solo career, and this most recent album is a marvel. Tender folk ballad ( Rosemary , Head Full of Light ), Tom Waits ( Oar ) sound effects, trad echoes ( We Waited ), affectionate cover of a song by Lhasa de Sela ( Island Song ), its fine manner and its taste for restrained grooves tint everything it touches. But the most beautiful thing here is that we hear his beautiful warm voice. " Take your time you know that I'll be there waiting for you He sings in Hovercraft . Quite expected, Joe Grass. We arrive.

Ce doux musicien, dont les cheveux blonds touchent au ciel et les pieds se prolongent de racines qui atteignent le coeur de la Terre, est le plus discret de nos champions. Qu’il joue au sein du groupe appelé Patrick Watson ou de son propre Notre Dame de Grass, qu’il accompagne une Marie-Pierre Arthur ou une Catherine Durand, il est le plus souvent penché sur une guitare, ou sa pedal steel, en plein dans la musique, inventif et inspiré. Cela se sait trop peu, il mène aussi une carrière solo, et ce plus récent album est une merveille. Tendre ballade folk (Rosemary, Head Full of Light), bruitages à la Tom Waits (Oar), échos trad (We Waited), reprise affectueuse d’une chanson de Lhasa de Sela (Island Song), sa manière fine et son goût du groove en retenue teintent tout ce qu’il touche. Mais le plus beau, ici, c’est qu’on entend sa belle voix chaude. « Take your time you know that I’ll be there waiting for you », chante-il dans Hovercraft. Assez attendu, Joe Grass. On arrive.


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