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Vince Andrushko

Vince Andrushko's songs take you places. But, more than that, they give you a sense of all the history that went into making that place at that moment just so. He has an engaging voice overflowing with style and character that compels you to keep listening in a way that's becoming rare in these days of instant communication.

Vince was raised where the open prairie and the big sky meet the big city, on the outskirts of the indomitable underdog of Canadian culture, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. When he's not treating you to one of his originals, it's not unusual to hear him play songs by AC/DC and Jimme Rodgers back-to-back. Listening to him perform gives you a sense that maybe time doesn't behave exactly how you thought it did. Maybe it's a recognition of a common yearning we all have to make ourselves unreachable to the stresses of modern life and retreat to a cabin in the woods where we, not our cell phones and alarm clocks, can determine the pace of life.

"Almost Home," Andrushko's second album, was released in 2009, and was recorded at the hotbed of roots/Canadiana, Beverland Studios in Winnipeg's West End. With his guitar and vocals at the core, the songs are deftly embellished and accentuated by some of the city's, and the country's, best players, including members of the D.Rangers, The Western States, and one of Canada's most under-appreciated musical legends: harmonica player Gord Kidder. Do yourself a favour and find a copy of this record. Or better yet, go see Vince perform live and get one straight from him. Ryan Menard

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