The past two nights which I saw Basia Bulat.
The opener is from Ottawa native Leif Vollebekk.
What is interesting enough is that I met Leif around 2002 or 2003 at a friend’s house party. Not knowing enough that he is a musician.
But you know when you are at a house party, you just want to have fun and get drunk.
Wasn’t until 2008 that I saw him singing at shows.
First being at the Blacksheep Inn back in the summer of 2008.
Anyways I am going to review his album called Inlands
Now the records is being released on Nevado Records.
Which is great for him now and getting wide spread notoriety.
I am really surprised by his singing.
Its a alternative folk rock album.
Has that Neil Young-esque or Bob Dylan-esque sound (Not sure if he is alright that I compared him to them?).
The album feels like I am transported somewhere in the 1960s or somewhere in Europe and Iceland.
Considering he spent one year in Iceland (That lucky guy).
Probably the whole album feels like I stepped into someone’s country house.
The album must have alot of personal feelings when he sings out in tracks like Quebec, In The Morning, 1921 and Ladyland.
Leif’s sings alot of raw emotions and makes me wonder how he does it.
- In The Morning
- In The Midst of Blue and Green (Love the violin parts)
- A Dozen Mares
- Don’t Go To Klaksvik
Video by SouthernSouls
For those in Ottawa reading this, go to your local record shops and purchase his CD.
For those not in Ottawa go check out his website and there could be info on where to get it.
If I rate this, it would be 8/10