Date: September 21, 2018
Time: Showtime 7:00 pm
Price: $15, $20 for ticket and CD
New album alert! The King Eddy is celebrating the release of Joe Nolan‘s latest full-length album, Cry Baby with CKUA Radio Network.
Heralded as a roots rock wunderkind by the likes of The Globe and Mail, No Depression and other publications, Edmonton native Joe Nolan is back with his third studio album, Cry Baby. It’s an album that finally opens up what Nolan has kept locked tightly for the past three years. The 10-song collection is a trip through melancholic madness, touching on darkness and depression, broken relationships and endless booze-fuelled evenings. Yet, at its core is Nolan’s unwavering strength as a lyricist, and his wounded-heart delivery that reminds us of our humanity. Cry Baby is, in essence, Nolan unapologetically sharing his story, and through that finding a second chance and a new beginning.
Few other songwriters outside of, say, Ryan Adams and Mark Kozelek consistently demonstrate a willingness to venture as deeply into the dark corners of their psyches. With Cry Baby, Joe Nolan is now ready to live again after gazing into the void.
Emerging Calgary singer-songwriter Kate Stevens will open the night. Known for blending emotive folk with soulful pop, her tunes have been self-described as what Amy Winehouse and Carole King’s love child might sound like.