On this edition of Folk Roots Radio we head out to Cornerbrook in Newfoundland to chat to folk-pop duo Gary & Whit, about “Matches”, an album of beautiful songs, with engaging lyrics and gorgeous harmonies that really connects with the listener – and another of our favourite albums of 2016. And as always, we take a look at some of the latest new releases. Check out the full playlist online at http://folkrootsradio.com.
Gary and Whit are a duo in every sense of the word. Comprised of husband and wife, Gary and Whitney French, they are the perfect blend with their romantic harmonies and candid lyrics. Gary is also known for his work as an award winning solo artist while Whitney is an award winning visual artist. With Gary on acoustic guitar/vocals and Whitney on vocals, they marry each of their passions to become Gary & Whit. Taking cues from the folk and inspirational genres, this singer-songwriter duo creates honest songs with the ability to inspire. Gary & Whit are from Goose Bay, NL and are now based on the West Coast of the island.
The record, Matches, has been long listed for St John's The Overcast's Borealis Music Prize, of which they had this to say...."If you get the reference: Deacon Claybourne would approve; this dreamy Nashville-conjuring duo are Newfoundland’s Scarlett & Gunnar. Matches strikes a rare balance between simplicity and sophistication that is both big and intimate, powerful and quiet."
Jeff Liberty from CBC Saint John stated "...beautifully produced album of laid back, earthy, honest and reflective material" Listen to the full review here.
Watch the official video for "Water Under The Bridge" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n007cJtKXZE&feature=youtu.be