‘Featured Artist,’ The Wooden Sky, “Child Of The Valley”

May 8th, 2012  |  by Nels Thoreson   |  Published in Songs of the Day

Photo by Justin Broadbent

Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Toronto, Ontario’s own, The Wooden Sky, with their song, “Child Of The Valley,”  off their album, Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon A Sun, which was recently released (February 28, 2012), through Black Box Recordings/Fontana North.  The album was recorded in Montreal’s famed, Hotel 2 Tango Studio, and produced by Howard Bilerman and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.  The group consists of Gavin Gardiner (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Andrew Wyatt (bass, backing vocals), Simon Walker (guitar, piano, backing vocals), Andrew Kekewich (percussion), Edwin Huizinga (violin), Anissa Hart (cello), and Mika Posen  (violin, viola).  When talking about the album, Gardiner said, ”Everyone had their eyes and ears open searching for new textures to play with.  What began as a simple collection of nine songs quickly ballooned into an 18-song opus; 13 songs ended up making the record. It did come dangerously close to being a double album.”

The featured video is the second in a five part series that was shot at the Grace on the Hill Church in Toronto, under the direction of Scott Cudmore.  The series films The Wooden Sky performing, “Bald, Naked, Red,” today’s song, “Child Of The Valley,” Dancing at my Window,” and “Malibu Rum.”  More from the series will be showcased in future articles of The Troubadour’s Road.

The Wooden Sky has some tour dates in the US before heading back to their homeland of Canada for some shows.  Be sure to check out their tour calendar and catch a show.  Hopefully Colorado will be in the mix on the next tour.  The Wooden Sky are one of Canada’s finest, and will be a band to continue to follow as they travel down the troubadour’s road.

These words find their place in the song, “Child Of The Valley,”

“They came all the way from town to see us
And I know how you’d hate to let them down
But I’ve been thinking about the times since they saved us
And wondering why you ever stuck around
You were born a fair child of the valley
Low times felt you were tethered to the ground

You’re not a stone
You’re not a stone

I came to know the names of all my neighbours
Made a home in a valley of my own
And I took a night the audience were strangers
Though not one could ever calm me down

But I felt alone
I felt alone
Just flesh and bone
Just flesh and bone…”

For updates, tour dates, and other news click on their website, you can buy their music on iTunes, and can follow them on their Facebook Page.  Until the next show, or until the next time you’ll be able to listen to them, here is The Wooden Sky, with their song, “Child Of The Valley,” enjoy,

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