Songs We Write, Covers We Love is hitting the Tranzac once again, and will continue to do so throughout the summer and fall. First Thursday of every month. This time I am delighted to be sharing the stage with Devon Sproule.
I first heard about Devon when her record dropped here in Canada (COLOURS with Mike O’Neill) and have since developed a fan crush by watching her sing on youtube (Youtube… where all serious musicians do our most serious work). She is a unique songwriter who’s honesty, strong lines and raw melody shines clear in her writing, me-thinks. She’s based out of Austin, Texas and is in Toronto to do another show, and quite kindly made lots of time to do this show too. I’ve had a blast communicating back and forth with her and we’re really looking forward to collaborating on June 12 together.
Here is a little info about this fabulous dame as of late..
Devon’s last record, Colours, was produced at 6 Nassau in Toronto by Sandro Perri and is a collaboration w/ fellow Ontarian Mike O’Neill and a band featuring members of Toronto r’n'b soothers Bernice.
“Sproule’s quirky affectations bring to mind Bjork, and forays into the dark, Michelle Shocked.” – Village Voice
And our band? These guys are fab.
Bret Higgins (Great Lake Swimmers) on bass
Marshall Bureau (Jill Barber, Barzin) on drums
Michael Eckert (The Treasures, Rucksack Willies) on guitars
One set. 10pm. PWYC. We’ll play songs by Devon and I, and our favourite guilty-pleasure cover songs. Come a bit early to get a seat.