Joe Nolan, acclaimed by The Globe and Mail as an "Americana wunderkind," embarks on his most ambitious musical endeavor yet with "Love In The New World." Born out of personal struggles and a quest for hope amid darkness, this album delivers powerful songs that explore resilience, love's triumph over hate, and the challenges of our changing world.
Throughout his illustrious career, Nolan has collaborated with JUNO award-winning producers such as Colin Linden and Hawksley Workman. He's earned multiple Cobalt Prize songwriting awards at the Maple Blues Awards, received several BreakOut West nominations, and garnered a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Contemporary Roots Album Of The Year for his 2020 release, "Drifters."
Influenced by musical legends like Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, and Bob Dylan, Nolan's music is a reflection of his nomadic lifestyle, taking him from his hometown of Edmonton to stages at festivals and venues across Canada's diverse landscapes. With an impressive tour schedule of 150 to 200 shows per year, he's a true road warrior.
Though often cast as a solitary figure, Nolan self-produced his latest album, "Lost Verses," while enlisting the talents of friends to enhance its sound. Standout tracks feature Sarah Pagé on harp (known for her work with Leif Vollebekk and The Barr Brothers), LA's COULOU on trumpet, and his sister Nataya Nolan contributing background vocals.
In "Lost Verses," Joe Nolan unlocks the pages of his journal, inviting listeners into eleven stories of shattered love, high-speed journeys, and candid personal introspection. As he contemplates life's meaning under the veil of uncertainty, he describes it as "cigarette skies."
The result is a heart-rending and profoundly inspired recording that ensures these "Lost Verses" won't remain buried. This marks just the beginning of Joe Nolan's journey as he sets his sight on his eagerly anticipated new album, "Love In The New World."
The Dream Café
67 Front Street Penticton, British Columbia V2A1H2
There's no need to print your tickets, we will greet you at the door with our guest list for the show.
Doors open 6pm unless otherwise stated.
Kitchen is open from 6-9pm.
Show starts at 8pm, please arrive by 7:30pm to have time to get settled.