Seven years after his last solo record ‘The Return’, the path is now open for Highlife Records co-owner Kevin Finseth’s new album, ‘The Captive Road’.
Ambient hymns, alt-gospel, opium soul – call it what you like, ‘The Captive Road’ is the distillation of a life lived following the road less traveled.
Kevin’s songs show many influences – from Leonard Cohen to Bon Iver, Nino Rota to the Coen Brothers, Ethio-jazz to desert blues – these whispering short stories draw the listener into a world of beautiful sorrow.
The Captive Road features a who’s who of Vancouver musicians – Peggy Lee, Frazey Ford, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Joseph Pepe Danza, Lisa Pham, Mallory Temple, The Bedouins, Forbes MacKay and Andrew Smith.
Kevin Finseth plays acoustic piano, bass balalaika, accordion, marimba and sings. On the captive road the lyrics are spare, the notes are few, the rhythms reluctant, the melodies redemptive.
Recorded at Andrew Smith’s Vancouver Live Sound Studio over the course of a year, Kevin returns to it’s warm and intimate environment for the CD release Party. 525 Seymour St. (near Pender) – www.kevinfinseth.highlifeworld.com
Joining Kevin on Nov. 11th will be:
Peggy Lee – Cello
Paul Pigat – Bass Balalaika and Electric Guitar
Mallory Temple – Drums
Greg Shea – Accordion, Marimba and Piano
Lisa Pham – Backing Vocals
Andrew Smith – Electric Guitar
Tickets for this limited capacity event are only $15. Doors @ 8pm.
Available exclusively at Highlife Records.
Get yours today!
Vancouver Live Sound – 525 Seymour St. (near Pender) – The Seymour Building