Chris Frye and the Analog Ghosts | Two Sides of Canadiana

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Two Sides of Canadiana

by Chris Frye and the Analog Ghosts

Energized, intelligent roots rock music that speaks to Canada and the Canadian experience.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. North of Where You've Been
Chris Frye
2:44 $0.99
2. Canadian Love
Chris Frye
3:22 $0.99
3. Gorge Dip
Chris Frye
3:29 $0.99
4. As Luck Would Have It
Chris Frye
3:23 $0.99
5. Narrow Roads
Chris Frye
2:41 $0.99
6. Rapha's Shake
Chris Frye
3:03 $0.99
7. Farewell, Canadian Father
Chris Frye
3:02 $0.99
8. Nostalgia
Chris Frye
4:10 $0.99
9. You Carried Us All
Chris Frye
5:17 $0.99
10. Mary Jane
Chris Frye
3:04 $0.99
11. SJF Says
Chris Frye
3:59 $0.99
12. Narrow Roads (Extended Mix)
Chris Frye
3:53 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Chris Frye spreads his wings again - over a decade since his last solo release, the lead singer/guitarist and songwriter with Canadian folk-roots heroes The Bills has teamed up with some of the country’s most soulful musicians and masterful producer/musician Joby Baker to create an energized, intelligent, soulful, fun and funky new record of his latest original compositions: Two Sides of Canadiana. Featuring an eight-piece band, including horn section, the new material is indeed separated into two sides of musical pleasure: The Heat (full-blown, good-time roots/soul), and The Chill (folksy, acoustic-based Canadiana). All with a deep focus on themes and topics that Chris sees defining this nation and his place in it.

The Analog Ghosts is Chris’ umbrella name for whichever incredible musicians and singers he recruits to help him realize his latest musical vision. In this case, it’s all about Canada’s (and its southern neighbour’s) somewhat painful growth into the third decade of the 21st century. From his draft-dodging, peace-loving fiddler father to his mother’s family’s three centuries in what is now Quebec, Ontario and B.C., Chris draws upon stories and themes both old and arrestingly current to conjure up a grooving, pulsating and poetic ode to the nation he loves so dearly.

The Analog Ghosts band is frightfully special, including:

Miguelito Valdes on trumpet: having emigrated from Cuba after touring the world with members of the Buena Vista Social Club and the Afro Cuban All-Stars, Miguelito is true super star. A mind-blowing, world class player.

Brooke Maxwell on keyboards and saxophone - the composer of music for one of Canada’s best known, off-Broadway musical theatre pieces, Ride the Cyclone, Brooke is one of Chris’ dearest friends and a constant musical collaborator.

Peter Dowse on bass - one of the funkiest Canadians to ever pick up a four-stringed instrument, Peter recorded for years in New York and Montreal, playing on hundreds of classic R&B, soul and funk albums. You have to hear him live to believe his soul and groove.



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