Larry Roy: guitars, dobro
Erin Propp: vocals
Larnell Lewis: drums
Will Bonness: piano, Wurlitzer
Julian Bradford: acoustic bass (1-2, 4, 6-9)
Mike Downes: acoustic bass (3, 5, 10)
Karl Kohut: acoustic bass (11)
Rogerio Boccato: percussion (1, 5)
Shannon Kristjanson: flute, alto flute (2, 10-11)
Ken Gold: alto & tenor sax, clarinet, bass clarinet (2, 10-11)
Jimmy Greene: soprano sax (2, 8, 11)
Steve Wilson: alto sax (3)
Joey Landreth: slide guitar (4)
Joel Green: trombone (10-11)
Miron Rafajlović: trumpet (10)
Derrick Gardner: trumpet (11)
There is nuance in the everyday; in its layers of love, joy, and hurt, and in its emotional currents ever present. Erin Propp and Larry Roy reach into the everyday and blur the edges, creating works that are at once deeply personal and achingly relatable. These are songs that take it all in, that read between the lines, that hear the subtext, that feel it, that say it out loud.
Their music rings true with nuance and power, with rare clarity and precision. Their musical abilities are tools of exacting expression, expertly honed. They reach in to resonate; calling the listener inside, sounding the overtones of our shared experience.
Erin and Larry’s debut album Courage, My Love (2012), was met with praise and acclaim. The recording won Best Jazz Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards (2013), and a JUNO nomination in the category of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (2014). Erin and Larry can do it all, from charming intimate jazz club sets, to moving concert hall performances, and key arts organizations have taken note. Erin and Larry have performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, and have opened for Gretchen Parlato at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.
Release Date: Friday, April 23rd 2021 on Chronograph Records