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Paint Songs

by Steve Coffey

Dark compelling work & bare bones majestic magic. Prairie roots folk rock fusion with rich instrumentation and brilliant harmonies.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Paint by Number
0:29 $0.99
2. In Paint
3:24 $0.99
3. Growing
4:12 $0.99
4. Dust in the Bowl
1:56 $0.99
5. Old Town Square
3:23 $0.99
6. Times Like These
3:12 $0.99
7. Sundogs
3:30 $0.99
8. Ghost Farmers Dancing
3:43 $0.99
9. So Nice
3:21 $0.99
10. Seeing Reflection
4:42 $0.99
11. All In
4:53 $0.99
12. Colours
3:36 $0.99
13. Ah Ha Ha Ya
7:48 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"PAINT SONGS"
'A thematic holistic soundscape of sonic painting'.
In keeping with Steve's distinct Singer Songwriter style 'Paint Songs' maintains the presentation of song in it's singularity yet explores and embraces his expressive desire to bridge concept and story that can only be absorbed & interpreted in it's entirety from beginning to end both musically and visually.

Lonesome Road Review:
Southern Albertan Steve Coffey has never appeared overtly concerned about what other folks think about his music: probably that disconnect is what partly separates artists from craftspeople—an artist must create what he does, others choose to create.
Over the course of five albums fronting the Lokels—the core of which appear throughout Paint Songs—Coffey has combined country, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll into a brilliant assemblage.
The songs of Paint Songs reflect Coffey’s uncompromising nature. Inspired by the natural forces of his prairie home as well as recent European travel, this collection is a natural progression of the course Coffey has been traversing in the dozen or so years I’ve been listening. “Seeing Reflection,” featuring rich clarinet from Cedric Blary, stands as the artist’s manifesto: “With a mission and a direction, to the end of the planet, of the world and he’s seeing his reflection in the water of a creek—he has direction and a strong voice to speak.”
Collaborating with long-time partners Dave Bauer (guitars and banjo) and Russ Baker (guitars) among others, Coffey has crafted a soundtrack of inspiration and insight. From the “Ghost Farmers Dancing” in his periphery, to the hardships faced from the “Dust in the Bowl,” (a bit of Boiled in Lead meets Ian Tyson) Coffey utilizes his art (“I paint pictures, play music, write songs,” he has said) to communicate the profound simplicity which surrounds us. Incorporating field recordings, Paint Songs is exceptional: the lyrics and music inspired the images, the paintings impacted the songs, the artist is affected by the experience, and the listener and viewer interprets the totality of the creation. By Donald Teplyske

-Russ Baker - Acoustic & Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Harmonies
-Dave Bauer - Electric, Twelve string, Resonator, Acoustic,
Bouzouki, Weissenborn Guitars, Banjo, Celesta, Harmonies
-Kevin Belzner - Drums
-Steve Coffey- Acoustic & Resonator Guitars, Harmonica,
Singing, Percussion, Keyboard, Sound Captures, Harmonies

Musical Guests-
-Ron Dyck
Piano on Songs 5,8,9,10,11 Accordion on Song 9 Organ on Song 2
-Keegan Shaw
Broken Piano on Song 13
-Grace Coffey
Electric Guitar on Song 13
-Emily Triggs
Harmony on Song 11
-Lydia Coffey
Spoken Word & Harmonies on Song 10
-Matt Herne
Banjo on Songs 4, 13
-Cedric Blary
Clarinet on Songs 3,4,10,13 Alto Sax & Harmony on Song 4, Flute on Song 5
-David Kean
Harmony on Song 9 Engineering on Many

Paint Songs Recording Producer- David Mockford
Recorded to two inch tape at Audities Studio in Calgary
Engineering & Editing- David Mockford, David Kean & Bryan
Becker. Mixing- David Mockford, Steve Coffey, Dave Bauer &
Bryan Becker. Inhouse Recording & Soundbytes- Dave Bauer’s in
Calgary, Steve Coffey’s in Vulcan & various other locations.
Arrangements- Steve Coffey, Dave Bauer & David Mockford.
Paint Songs Concept, Paintings, Words & Music: Steve Coffey
except: ‘Paint By Number’-music: Steve & Grace Coffey
Photography: Dave Bauer & David Mockford Book Layout &
Design: Steve Coffey

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