The CBC Radio3 Podcast devoted a whole hour to country/folk/rock music last week. Amanda Putz hosted the show, sitting in for Grant Lawrence, and recorded it in Ottawa, Canada. One of the artists on that podcast I really liked was Meredith Luce, who performed “Ballad of Sally Rae.” The song is about her American parents leaving for Canada in 1969. Her father objected to the draft, as many of his contemporaries did, and thought it unwise to remain here.
Following is from Meredith’s page at CBC Radio3:
Meredith Luce beguiles her audiences with her vocals, her funny, fearless banter, and her award-winning songs. Her music ranges from contemporary folk and folk rock to alt country and pop. CBC’s Alan Neal said of Meredith’s performance at a taping for Canada Live, “That is a voice I can’t get enough of.” Jill Breit, host of UpNorth Music on North Country Public Radio, the northern New York affiliate of the US National Public Radio, selected Meredith for the UpNorth music project. They recorded her music, and more recently invited Meredith to play the project’s live on-air inaugural concert at St. Lawrence College in Canton, NY, on January 25th. They have also included her song, “Big City Girl”; on their compilation album. A dual US/Canadian citizen, Meredith draws on her family’s Appalachian roots and the Canadian songwriters whose music she heard growing up in Ottawa, Ontario. Her first full-length album October was released in July 2007 and it received strong critical notice including a four star rating in the Ottawa Citizen. The album was produced Dave Draves at Ottawa’s Little Bullhorn Studio.
Meredith’s Website: http://www.meredithluce.com/