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The X 92.5 FMTop 10 Roots Albums – March 2019
1) Abigail Lapell* – Getaway (Coax)
2) Katherine Rondeau – Unfortunate Point of View (Independent)
3) Daryl Shawn – Safe in Sound (Independent)
4) Lenore* – Every Once in a While (Independent)
5) Garnett Betts* – Highfield (Independent)
6) Mark Perry* – Right Here (Northern Sky)
7) In Cahoots* – Across the Coulees (Independent)
8) Ken Workman* – Cold Canadian Nights (Independent)
9) Ellen Bukstel – Legacy of Love (Independent)
10) Kelly Pardekooper – 50-Weight (Independent)

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From the U.K. Darren Johnson’s review of highfield

Singer-songwriter: album review – Garnett Betts ‘Highfield’

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Canadian singer-songwriter Garnett Betts‘ work springs from a folk/roots sensibility but there is no shortage of other influences, too, from jazz to blues to country to easy listening. With Highfield, his latest album, the result is some compelling story-telling in the best singer-songwriter tradition mixed in with some cool, laid-back jazz-tinged piano.

Featuring Betts on vocals, guitar and penny whistle, the album also includes Rick May on bass, Karel Roessingh on piano and keys and Alex Campbell on hand percussion.

“I definitely think that an up beat and more energetic feel runs through this album than my past work,” says Betts.

Betts’ story-telling really comes to the fore on ‘Smart Guys Don’t Fade Away’ described as a tale of unsolicited advice from youth through to maturity and one of the stand-out tracks on the album.

‘Farther On’ one of the two instrumentals on the album takes on a more overt folky feel with some atmospheric penny whistle giving the track something of a Celtic touch.

The more upbeat ‘Rendezvous’ meanwhile, with its catchy melody and slightly bluesy feel, immediately puts me in mind of one of those classic, mid 70s albums with that sun-kissed, west coast vibe and is another stand-out track.

A singer-songwriter with plenty to say and a diverse set of musical influences distilled into an interesting and coherent album. Check it out.

Farther On

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