Bob Mersereau's Top 100 Canadian Blog

Bob Mersereau's Top 100 Canadian Blog

"Vultures circle overhead, squirrels are in the attic, there's a kiss in the toxic rain, and a town that hits 40-below at 4 AM.  Stuff is going on here."

Exclaim

Exclaim

"What sets Lucky Stars apart, though, is Keri's voice, which ranges from the unique delicateness of Hannah Georgas (Virtual Machine) to the twang of an early Dolly Parton (Gravity and a Ladder of Gold)."

Bucket Full of Nails

Bucket Full of Nails

"Firmly rooted yet not wholly contained to a specific genre, decade or geography, Lucky Stars is an inviting collection of songs that warms the heart and ears. Again and again."

 

Beatroute

Beatroute

"The project and album’s approach aims to embody the sense of “open space” of life living in the Prairies, with the goal to create an atmosphere of sitting back and enjoying an intimate house show in the format of a studio recording."

No Depression

No Depression

"The first thing you notice about Leaf Rapids is Keri Latimer’s incredible voice."

New Canadian Music

New Canadian Music

"JUNO-winning folk songstress Keri Latimer has taken time away from the much-heralded Nathan to launch a new project, Leaf Rapids."

Leader Post

Leader Post

 

"The product is an indie-folk blend with abstract lyrics, catchy hooks and unique sounds like the lap steel or Keri’s theremin playing on tracks like Virtual Machine. Leaf Rapids’ style is akin to acts like Beach House, known for its meditative quality."

 

The Record.com

The Record.com

"Keri Latimer fell under the Prairie spell after moving to Winnipeg."

 

Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

"Leaf Rapids recorded Lucky Stars in Nashville. It was their first time recording in the city, and Steve Dawson (Henhouse Studio) produced the album."

Pittsburgh In Tune

Pittsburgh In Tune

"Keri anchors the 12-track release with her crystalline vocals and Devin holds down the bottom on bass, while pal Steve Dawson breathes life into the platter with his stellar guitar work."

The Star Phoenix

The Star Phoenix

"The product is an indie-folk blend with abstract lyrics, catchy hooks and unique sounds like the lap steel or Keri's theremin playing on tracks like Virtual Machine."

Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg Free Press

"The husband-and-wife duo, formerly members of Juno Award-winning band Nathan and parents to two young children, have branched off on their own to create Leaf Rapids, a roots band inspired by their life in the Prairies."

The Alternate Root

The Alternate Root

"Leaf Rapids dreams on the “Virtual Machine”, offers a greeting for “Welcome Strangers”, whispers a “Vulture Lullaby” as the song fades in and out of the crackling fires of distortion, and purrs like the engine of a “Galaxie 500” on her recent release, Lucky Stars."

Three Chords and the Truth (UK)

Three Chords and the Truth (UK)

"Like a summer breeze ushering the winter blues out the door, a brand new album by Canadian duo Leaf Rapids hits the airwaves this spring to present a delightful awakening experience."

Twangville

Twangville

"By the final third, things get magical."

Fatea Records

Fatea Records

Leaf Rapids is a Canadian duo comprising husband-and-wife team Devin and Keri Latimer (veterans of the band Nathan), who have now sought out legendary producer Steve Dawson to realise Keri's latest musical vision. For it's Keri who's the guiding and creative force behind Lucky Stars; she's produced a set of songs built around the concept of trust and learning to let go - doubly hard for someone known for being a control freak, she openly admits in interview.

Meridian Booster

Meridian Booster

"Latimer says some people have described their music as haunting Americana because the song writing is somewhat mysterious."

Americana UK

Americana UK

"Born out of Canadian band Nathan, Leaf Rapids deal in wonderfully intimate country music, based around the guitars, vocals and theremin playing of Latimer and her husband Devin, who plays bass."

Blabber N Smoke

Blabber N Smoke

"Veterans of the Canadian alt country scene courtesy of their joint membership in the band Nathan, husband and wife duo Devin and Keri Latimer have branched out to produce Lucky Stars, an album that covers the spectrum from breezy country influenced pop to dreamlike swoons."