Colter Wall “Plain to see Plainsman” – Listen

Colter Wall has a new album – ‘Songs Of The Plains’ – coming out on  October 12th, and in advance has let a few taster tracks “drop“.  The deep baritoned Canadian’s album was produced by the legendary Dave Cobb, and this song reflects on a kind of homesick feeling for the lost province of Saskatchewan, home of Eldorado and Uranium City.  And Corb Lund.  Corb Lund’s on the album too.

Plain to see Plainsman‘ evokes the cowboy song tradition, and speaking of the album Colter Wall has said “When you talk about Saskatchewan, people really have no idea. Part of it is because there are so few people there. It’s an empty place—it makes sense that people don’t know much about it. But that’s my home, so naturally I’m passionate about it. With this record, I really wanted people to look at our Western heritage and our culture“.   We disagree only slightly – Saskatchewan is the bit you fly over when heading to Calgary or Vancouver.  We’re educated. Yup.

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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