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Tuesday, 31 March 2020 15:13

100 Mile House

Written by Tanya Corbin
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Love and Leave You (Fallen Tree Records)

Edmonton’s 100 Mile House have created a warm, intimate folk album that illuminates a new stage in the lives of duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay. As the two have matured and gone from two individuals to a family, so has their music gone through a transition.

Observances both personal and universal are peppered through these songs: how relationships change, losing loved ones along the way, and how things evolve as the years pass. Produced by Peter Stone, the instrumentation on Love and Leave You is stripped down but rich in all the right places to accompany the laying bare of themselves within the lyrics.

Beautiful harmonies highlight these story songs that lay bare some intimate and emotional moments in the making of a family, and the ebbs and flows that we all face in life.

Grateful is a simultaneously uplifting and melancholy taking stock of what we have to be thankful for in life, while Worth the Wait chronicles the struggles and joys of becoming parents. A truly honest and intimate snapshot in song.

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