National Arts Centre
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Although she has been compared to icons like Carole King and Nina Simone, and opened for legends like Dr. John and Mavis Staples, Erin Costelo’s fifth studio album cements her status as an utterly inimitable voice in Americana music. Taking inspiration from sources as varied as Ryan Adams and Randy Newman, Sweet Marie is a genre-defying album that sounds at once timeless, timely and completely fresh. The album features a host of great Canadian talent including, Glenn Milchem on drums (Blue Rodeo), Anna Ruddick on bass (Randy Bachman), Leith Fleming-Smith (Matt Mays) and Erin's long-time guitarist and partner, Clive MacNutt. On Sweet Marie, Erin looks at a world and industry that pushed her to the edge of ending her musical career, but she pushes back. Pulsing with a confident and cathartic energy, Erin’s voice soars even as her songs dive deep.