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In Streetlight Communion

by The Fugitives

Where urban folk music and spoken word become seamless. Dynamic, orchestrated, and powerful.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Greyhound
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2. Headlines
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3. Highway Three
3:32 $0.99
4. Haunted
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5. Shiny Plastic Bags
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6. French Tattoo
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7. Graffiti Sex
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8. The Police Live in My Basement
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9. Prairie Eyes
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10. Microphone
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11. The Night She Stole the Moon
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Album Notes
"One of the best events we've ever had…right up there with Allen Ginsberg and Ken Kesey" - David Wooley, Executive Director, Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea (UK)

Vancouverites Barbara Adler, Mark Berube, and Brendan McLeod are singer-songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and award winning performance poets who have merged their diverse styles into one distinct mixture of poetry and song, backed by accordion, guitar, piano, banjo, and melodica. A group of road dogs, they have toured their unique combination of three part harmony, athletic performance poetry, and skillful musicianship, four times through Europe and twice through Canada since the group's inception two years ago.

Their recent performances include the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (Vancouver, BC), the German National SLAM championship (Leipzig, Germany), Festival Voix D'Ameriques (Montreal, Quebec), the Dylan Thomas Festival (Swansea, Wales), the London High Commission (London, England), and the Isle of Barra Poetry and Song Festival (Scotland).

They have two new albums due this year. One, a music/spoken word album engineered by John Raham and featuring members of the Be Good Tanyas, Po' Girl, TOFU, and the Breakmen. Their second album is a full length spoken word piece funded by the Canadian Council of the Arts Storytelling Project.

"I can see why they're jumping off the tables for you!" Sheryl McKay, North by Northwest CBC.
"The Fugitives are one of the most innovative, exciting, and accomplished groups of musicians and poets I have ever seen…the best show in fifteen years of the festival" - Off the Shelf Festival, Sheffield (UK)
"With superior instrumentation and creative lyrics, they are a band that demands your attention and leaves you begging for more" - Meredith Hambrock, Ubyssey, Vancouver
"Welcome to the land where lyrics and instruments are equals…you will absolutely love this band" - Satellite, Vancouver
"Poetry doesn't get much further from the library shelf than this" - Georgia Straight, Vancouver
"An experience certain to please both literary and musical audiences" - Vienna Literature Festival, Austria

"They are a show you absolutely cannot afford to miss!" - Drek Daa, Founder & Chair, Spoken Word Canada

"The Fugitives are a Sasquatch Marching band walking high wire across the Grand Canyon. At first glance, you expect it to all come crashing down, but upon closer inspection you notice they're flying, and scrutinizing even further, you realize you're floating too." - Randy Jacobs, Artistic Director, 2005 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word



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This CD is awesome!
I absolutely love this CD! I've been to a number of the Fugitives' shows and they're fabulous! It's my new favorite road-trip CD - it hasn't left the CD player since I got it 4 weeks ago!

sergio romero

on my top 3 from 2007
This was no doubt, my musical surprise of last year. As soon as I discovered them I knew It was going to be on my top 3 (from nearly a thousand albums listened) of 2007, sharing podium with Vic Chesnutt's "North Star Deserter" and PJ Harvey's "White Chalk". Absolutely Fantastic!

Debbie Kirkland

In Streetlight Communion
Loving the mix of spoken word and music! The poetry is beautiful and inspiring. The musicianship is fabulous...their voices, range of instruments. All around a superb listen!


The best music find of the past year! Pick it up you won't regret it.


The greatest thing ever by a member of humanity!
Okay, not quite, but it's a freaking great CD! Buy it, or you will lose all your hair.


In Streetlight Communion
This is a blend of music and poetry I have never experienced before. The poetry is unbelievably good – it is hard to believe that Barbara Adler and Brendan McLeod are so young. One would not have expected such an incredible craftsmanship and deep understanding of humanity from anybody of this age. And music – well Mark Berube is just the most incredible musician and vocalist around and he just leaves all of his listeners speechless. But the most incredible feature of this CD is the transformation of poetry into music and then right back - music into poetry.


I've never heard or seen or read anything that so seamlessly blended changing the world and sex and love and passion and excitement into something so magnificent. it takes my breath away.

Vitaly Volovich

on the greyhound
Greyhound is a great song! I would love to browse through the lyrics, but, unfortunately, you gotta pay.