Roots Music Report

Vancouverite Colleen Rennison’s readings of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson and others often conjure a sweeter, gentler Joplin and, as any good cover version should, frequently puts a new spin on them.  A natural country balladeer, Ms. Rennison lets on to her obvious power in an appealingly measured manner, charging songs such as Tom Ghent’s “Whiskey, Whiskey” and Sarah Harmer’s “Oleander” with a compelling, just-under-the-surface emotional current. Other tracks of note include Robertson’s “All La Glory”, Tom Russell's "Blue Wing", and the Bobbie Gentry gem “Fancy”.

Year: 
2014