Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson returns to Ontario and the UK to present his latest Dear Leonard: The Cohen Collection, a luminous tribute to Leonard Cohen. With seven acoustic covers plus one original ode to the man himself, Reid is joined on this homespun homage by Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo) on burning violin, and his wife and long-time songwriting partner Carolyn Victoria Mill. A regular on CBC’s Vinyl Café, Reid shines his light with a remarkable voice and therapeutic lyrics, and has recorded with Cowboy Junkies, Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Sarah Harmer and various members of Blue Rodeo and Skydiggers. Known for his compelling covers of everything from 50s era Elvis and Orbison to Mary Margaret O’Hara and A-ha, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to catch Reid and the missus as they head east to the UK and Ireland with stops in Toronto, Guelph, Owen Sound, Barrie, London and Aurora (ACC w/ John Sheard). Full dates and details here and below. http://www.reidjamieson.com/dates.htm
DEAR LEONARD: The Cohen Collection (Independent) Release date April 19, 2016. Available on iTunes, CDbaby and MapleMusic.com.
TRACK LISTING: Dance Me To The End Of Love, Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye, Tower Of Song, Bird On The Wire, Alexandra Leaving, Suzanne, Dear Leonard, Hallelujah.
Dance Me To The End of Love – Inspired by the Holocaust, yet perhaps the sexiest wedding song ever written, Reid takes a page from musical history and makes it his own. Anne Lindsay on burning violin.
Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – A fine and tender example of Reid’s ability with his nylon string guitar, likely his best solo yet.
Tower Of Song – A decidedly up-tempo version of this autobiographical story of a man and his music. Hillbilly dance remix in the works!
Dear Leonard – The only original on the album, this haunting ode to a lady’s man puts forth the deal one tongue-tied singer is willing to strike; Reid’s comparative youth and voice in exchange for Leonard’s wisdom and words. Written by Reid Jamieson and Carolyn Mill.