“Songs with a fascinating and spare, almost childlike tone that revolves around uplifting stories and organic imagery.”
— Edmonton Journal
“Charmingly rustic and whimsical.”
— Calgary Sun
“Kim Barlow has achieved a balance between sophistication and ruggedness.”
— The Province (Vancouver)
“Her songs are rustic fairy tales with touches of heartbreak and wilderness.”
— The Valley Sentinel (Valemount BC)
Saplings is a heartfelt offering of songs to cheer and encourage, also containing explorations of the natural world and the other-worldly. A slender, delicate assemblage of thoughtful compositions, accompanied by Bryden Baird’s trumpet and flugel horn arrangements, Melisa Devost on backup vocals and ukulele, Ryan Driver, Jean Martin and Justin Haynes on synth, pedal bass and electric guitar.
released November 1, 2010
All songs by Kim Barlow, Socan 2010
All tracks recorded and mixed by Bob Hamilton at Old Crow Recording, Whitehorse YT except
Family Man, The Wars, and Jenny No. 2 recorded and mixed by Jean Martin at Barnyard Records, Toronto ON.
Mastered by Bob Hamilton.
Bryden Baird arranged & performed trumpet and flugelhorn parts on tracks 1, 2, 3, and 7, and he sang on Lions.
Melisa Devost played uke and sang on tracks 1, 2, and 3.
Family Man, The Wars, and Jenny 2 feature Ryan Driver, synth; Justin Haynes, guitar and vocals; and Jean Martin, pedal bass; and George.
I would like to dedicate these songs to Wren, Chloe, Patrick and Paula – heroes.
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