Penguin Eggs

Record Reviews

Pocket Full Of Nothin’ (Black Hen Music) After some 50 years in music, you would figure that Winnipeg blues institution Big Dave McLean has done it all. But his third Black Hen release is one of his finest, most-varied accomplishments…
Inside Voice (AntiFragile Music) Big Little Lions are back with another collection of catchy folk-pop songs that will have you singing along. The cross-border duo of Helen Austin and Paul Otten once again creates an entirely cohesive and “much bigger…
All Hands (Independent) Spearheaded by two fine fiddlers, Màiri Rankin and Wendy MacIsaac, Beòlach creates innovative and exciting arrangements of traditional Cape Breton, Scottish, and Irish tunes for fiddle, bagpipes, piano, and guitar. Pianist Mac Morin provides creative accompaniment and…
The Mirror (Independent) Together more than five years now, Jennis is the serious but light-hearted, beyond-category collaboration of two versatile Ontario multi-instrumentalist/singers: Jennifer Gillmor (cello, didgeridoo, bass, flute) and Dennis Gaumond (guitars, harmonica, banjitar, wazinator). Guests on drums, percussion, backing…
That’s How I Roll (Independent) If you’ve not heard of Debra Power, you’re not alone. But if you’re a fan of boisterous, in-your-face, piano-based blues from a powerful, take-no-prisoners redhead with a sly sense of humour and a dynamic delivery…