Portland, Oregon is a great place for musicians. There is a creative culture here that seems to sprout bands like the ubiquitous blackberry vines that crop up in every yard in town. And we’re just far enough left of Utah to attract a lot of really talented LDS musicians.
At the very top of that heap is the amazing acoustic, folk-rock band, Canoe. Recently Matt Hoiland, the creative force behind Canoe, and lead guitarist Cameron Steineckert, were kind enough to answer a few questions about the band, their music, their faith and aliens. Continue reading “Canoe”
Recommended if you like: Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake
Recommended tracks: “The Stone”, “The Planet”, “The Sea of Glass”
It has been a while since I received The Goldminer from Canoe’s Carl Hoiland, but it takes me a while to fully digest albums like this. However, Canoe has just released their newest album, The Ship, on iTunes, and I felt like it was time. Though perhaps it borders too much on the philosophical, this album is a dreamy, crystalline journey that definitely gives back what you put into it. It’s a beautiful, mystical album that deserves far more attention than it has gotten, particularly now that their next album threatens to overtake it in popularity. Continue reading “Canoe – The Goldminer review”