Recorded over the course of 15 years, Nelson musician Jenny Robinson’s new release, Lost Years, has songs that have traveled many roads.
And now Robinson will play those songs during the Kaslo Jazz Festival this weekend.
A little folk, a little pop, a little rock and a little country, performed with amazing musicians, with friends lost and found from across western Canada, Lost Years will touch you. Beautiful harmonies, poignant solos and driving rhythms embody the stories captured in these recordings.
“For me, Lost Years is just that- an exploration of time passed, accepting loss, welcoming growth, and ultimately finding redemption,” says Robinson. “What you’re hearing is the result of a literal journey, musically and personally.”
Robinson has been writing, recording and performing since 1989. Over the years she has played at festivals (from the Winnipeg Folk Festival to the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival), and in bars, bookstores, living rooms and cafes across Canada and the US.
Robinson is slated to hit the stage at the Kaslo Jazz Festival on July 31 at 2 p.m.
Lost Years shows that Robinson has lost none of her touch for clever lyrics and playful melodies (three of the songs were co-written with her former Welfare $tarlets and Strange Angels bandmate Sunny Breaks). Robinson (who plays acoustic rhythm guitar and sings) is joined on the album by incredible talent, both from the Kootenays and beyond.
Lost Years was recorded at Midcan Studios in Winnipeg, with mixing engineers Howard Rissen; and at Kootenay Sound Studios in Nelson with engineers Gregor Asch and Arron Nelson.
CDs of Lost Years will be available at the Kaslo Jazz Festival site, at Urban Legends and Eclectic Circus in Nelson BC after July 29, 2016. You can also purchase the CD, download and share the recordings online at https://jennyrobinson1.bandcamp.com/.
Lost Years will remind you that while time passes, as long as we cherish memories, the years are never truly lost.