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Grass, Joe - Deadlocks

Format: CD
Label: Joe Grass JG 02CD
Year: 2011
Origin: Moncton, New Brunswick - Montreal, Quebec
Genre: folk, blues
Value of Original Title: 
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: New Brunswick, 2010's, Indigenous Canada


Track Name
Ring the Bell
Nothing Left to Burn
Van Horne
Room Fur
Bobby's Blues #416
Never Take the Same Way Twice
After the Glow
On My Way Home



Joe Grass


Joe Grass


Joe Grass


Joe Grass

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Quoted from La Blogotheque:

“Joe Grass is the king of the string.

I first heard about Joe through Pietro Amato, horn player with The Luyas and Belle Orchestre, formerly 1/14th of Arcade Fire. His praise was high, and the legend of his multi-instrumentation was mighty. I went down to Barfly in Montreal’s Mile End to listen for myself and was blown away by his playing. One boyish, blond upstart ripping his mandolin apart in the middle of a group of seasoned, 40-something bluegrass veterans to the delight of a tightly-packed house.

The session with Joe happened as a surprise. Packing up for a trip back to Toronto from Montreal, I called him as an afterthought, knowing he had been on the road, and conveniently he had time late in the evening.

Jessie grabbed the pedal steel, Joe the 6-string and an amp wheeled out on a dolly and we headed into the heart of the Van Horne alleys. She, intrepid as always, pokes her head over a fence and inquires, en francais, the likelihood of stealing some power from a pantsless man who had been sitting at his window, wondering about our intent. Power is achieved, and Joe regales the neighborhood with a haunting and familiar melody.”


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