Roman Clarke and Justine Vandergrift
Gospel harmony and modern R&B infused with the oblivious charm of the 1970’s – that’s vocalist Roman Clarke‘s sound. Catch his brand-new music live at the Eddy this March.
Roman has also began his journey as a producer and songwriter for other artists. His first full album as a producer and songwriter on Joey Landreth’s (of The Brothers Landreth) new album will be released in 2019. in 2017, he co-produced Olivia Lunny’s 2017 release with Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Crash Test Dummies).
“SCORCHER”, was made over the course of 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Besides the string parts that pepper the album (which were performed by Rory Graham), he played every instrument, sang every background vocal, and produced the entire thing himself. Creative control is an important facet of his artistry, and that is well represented in this first collection of songs.
This album will be the first real step into the world as a solo artist, having been touring and releasing music with the Manitoban power trio The Middle Coast for several years, as well as touring with various other acts such as Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Joey Landreth.
About Justine Vandergrift
Justine Vandergrift’s clear, rich voice and finely-tuned song-craft bespeak an affinity with the likes of Patty Griffin, Bonnie Raitt, and Sarah Harmer, but her own brand of country soul has deeper roots than that, ones that dig into the hymns and folk songs of her central Alberta youth. Her three studio releases reveal a rare and irresistible knack for melody, and her recent release ‘Stay’ represents a deepening of that artistry. Justine is like the old hymns she grew up with – even if you can’t quite put your finger on what makes them genuine and authentic, they are undeniably so.