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Next Move

by Rae Armour

Upbeat and inspiring, folk-roots with a pop-country groove, honestly delivered. Witty, sensitive, and gutsy.
Genre: Country: Country Folk
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1. Let's Call It a Day
3:22 album only
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2. When Spirit Calls My Name
4:23 album only
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3. Born On The Prairies
3:59 album only
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4. Next Move
3:09 album only
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5. Into The Dreamin'
4:25 album only
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6. That's Who I Am
4:19 album only
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7. Letting the World Go By
4:23 album only
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8. Troubadour
4:07 album only
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9. Best Friend
3:11 album only
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10. I'm a Dreamer
3:48 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Rae Armour began her music career in Edmonton, Alberta while teaching high school. During a temporary caretaker's strike at the school she accepted the invitation to audition for a local popular rock band whose leader coincidentally also taught at the school. She got the job, and so began the bar, cabaret, school graduation, wedding, Bar Mitzvah, you-name-it-we'll-play-it", "dance band for all occasions" party scene.

Three bands and ten years later, and with her ears still ringing, Rae took a year off to travel and regroup. Upon her return to Canada, she quit her teaching job and re-entered the music scene full-time as a single act, touring Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. After much introspection and an inner dread of ever having to play "Feelings" again, Rae moved to Vancouver in 1982 and began her songwriting career. She followed through with the delivery of an independent contemporary pop release entitled "On Track", which garnered her double winner status of the Pacific Songwriters Association "Write-On" Awards in the following year.

Her latest CD "Next Move" is receiving much attention locally and internationally. Rae recently opened for Faith Hill's "Live in Whistler" concert, and has also shared venues with Natalie McMaster, Jane Siberry, Keifer Sutherland, Shari Ulrich and Long John Baldry. She has performed internationally in Orlando, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Honolul, Auckland, Sydney and Paris.

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Jane Hocking

Next Move
Nice music.
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Blue Heron Productions


Rae rocks! but she does it contemporary country! Her great songs are emphasized by the excellent production quality. Turn up the volume on this one!
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Larry Siegel, Cliff Hanger Records, NY


Some of the finest songwriting and vocal performances around can be heard on Rae Armour's new CD, 'Next Move.' It starts off sounding like you've got her pegged in one style and then another, but by the middle of the CD you realize she does it all. Her voice is sometimes raspy strong like Melissa Etheridge and at other times will melt you with sweetness and soul. Then she goes and makes you laugh with some of the cutest lyrics you'll hear this year in songs like "Best Friend." No other lyricist I've ever come across has found a way to work "dippity-doo"(the styling gel of yore) into a song. All in all it's true pleasure to listen to this fine work. Artfully produced and superbly performed, it gets high marks coming right out of the gate.
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Marke Andrews, The Vancouver Sun


Singer-songwriter Rae Armour has a cheeky wit with words, which includes the title of her new CD, Next Move. Armour wrote all 10 tracks on the disc, and the first three are in a pop-country groove. Opener Let's Call It a Day has a catchy melody and a bouncing beat, and it's followed by two tracks which effectively utilize John Ellis's pedal-steel playing. The lyrics for Born on the Prairies concern that staple of country songs, the long-suffering woman who meets a tragic end…The ballad Into the Dream' has nice slide guitar work by (John) Ellis and effective violin from Nolan Murray. In Best Friend, Armour sings about her girlhood pal, recalling, 'We were ya-yas before ya-yas were in.' As a singer, Armour has a warm, dusky voice, and her songwriting has versatility, spanning several musical genres.
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Leslie Alexander, Recording Artist


Rae Armour's voice and songs are a clear and confident expression of a life lived with sensitivity, guts, and integrity. This is classic music that goes straight to the point, moving from introspection to exultation without gimmick, trend or artifice. These are songs about real people and real issues…with a direct, honest approach. In the tradition of Carole King, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Linda Ronstadt, Rae Armour offers a disc that's destined to line up along all those records you never threw out over the years. Like fine wine - only getting better with age.
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