Saturday April 13 2024
Approximate running time: 2
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Abigail Lapell has been compared to iconic artists like Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Sandy Denny and Beth Orton. Over the past five years and three spellbinding albums, Lapell has garnered two Canadian Folk Music Awards and accrued a staggering 20 million Spotify streams, while touring widely across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Lapell’s most recent album, the spare and evocative Stolen Time, features bass, drums, horns, strings and steel. But many of the record’s standout tracks are solo guitar or piano songs, backed by little more than her ghostly accordion or harmonica playing.
The result is Lapell’s most confident album to date. At the BlueShore, she’ll perform two sets of her haunting and gorgeous modern folk songs with her three-piece band.
Here's what folk website For the Rabbits says about Lapell's Stolen Time: “The record opens with the striking "Land Of Plenty," which is such a classic piece of North American folk, you’ll be almost convinced you’ve heard it somewhere before while perusing the back catalogue of Woody Guthrie or Hank Williams. Elsewhere, Abigail shows her ability at the piano on the Carol King-like "Pines" and "I See Music," which wouldn’t have sounded out of place on a Joanna Newsom record. Elsewhere the title track has a touch of Neil Young-like twang, while "Scarlet Fever" fits neatly into the Karen Dalton renaissance. While much of Abigail’s music might cast a glance back to influences of years gone by, it never feels like a pastiche of anyone else, just a songwriting talent spinning new songs from old sounds, and making them entirely in her own rather magical image.”
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