Stephen Fearing Releases New Solo CD Between Hurricanes
Toronto, ON - January 2, 2012 - Multiple JUNO Award-winning Blackie and the Rodeo Kings member Stephen Fearing returns with his first solo album in seven years: the highly anticipated, Between Hurricanes. The follow-up to 2006’s Yellowjacket, the album was co-produced by Fearing and John Whynot (Bruce Cockburn, Blue Rodeo, Lucinda Williams) at The Woodshed Studio in Toronto, ON. Between Hurricanes is available on Tuesday, January 29 via LowdenProud Records Ltd.
View in-studio footage from the making of Between Hurricanes:
Born out of several life-changing events, the album is both the document and result of many significant changes for Fearing.
“In 2006, I released Yellowjacket. Though I didn’t know it at the time, it marked the end of many things and the beginning of so many more,” says Fearing. “My marriage of 14 years ended shortly after the record came out. Hard on the heels of this devastation, True North Records – my home on record for over a decade – changed hands and it quickly became apparent that it was time to move on. Around the same time, my dear friend and manager Bernie Finkelstein started to make noises about cutting back on his workload. Bernie and I had been together through thick and thin for over 16 years, but I realized that it was time to let go of the old ties and step out into the brave new world of true independence.”
In 2008, Fearing moved from his home in Guelph, ON and headed to Halifax, NS. He completed work on both Blackie and The Rodeo Kings’ Polaris Prize nominated Kings and Queens (which featured duets with 14 iconic female singers including Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, and Roseanne Cash) and his album with Belfast’s Andy White, Fearing & White. He also got remarried, became a father, and kept up a relentless touring schedule. Life moved quickly, and before long the release of Yellowjacket seemed like a distant memory.
The tale of a Cougar Helicopter crash in Newfoundland, “Cold Dawn” acts as a thesis statement for the record. Told in first-person narrative, the song’s mood wraps around the story, giving added weight to every repeat of the refrain, “Into the dark.”
Between Hurricanes is Stephen Fearing’s eighth solo album. Over the course of his celebrated career he has collaborated with a long list of artists that includes: Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, Sarah McLachlan, Tom Wilson, Colin Linden, Bruce Cockburn, Andy White and Margo Timmins.
Stephen Fearing - Between Hurricanes
01. As The Crow Flies
02. Don't You Wish Your Bread Was Dough
03. Cold Dawn
04. Wheel of Love
05. The Half Life of Childhood
06. The Fool
07. Keep Your Mouth Shut
08. Just In Time To Say Goodbye
09. These Golden Days
10. Just To Be With You
11. Early Morning Rain (Extra Track)