Indie, Rock, Roots
The Weakerthans, Daniel Romano, Paul Dempsey, Gillian Welch, The Stanley Brothers
Andrew Phelan Cole George Mike Noble
Gillian Welch, Andy Shauf, Paul Simon, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Weakerthans, Pinegrove
Andrew Phelan knows something about community and the search for it. Originally from Australia, he came to Canada to further deepen the roots of his creative process when it came to honing his craft. After a remarkable period where he gained recognition with the critically acclaimed alt-folk band The River & The Road - he took some time for himself and created his new album “Everything Rattles When I Breathe” - the self-produced opus about the last four years of his life when he toured the world, received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination and shared stages with the likes of Shakey Graves and Sam Roberts. The album was completed in only six sessions with Harley Small (Peach Pit) taking the engineering reigns, mixed by Colin Stuart (Dan Mangan / The New Pornographers), and mastered by Stuart McKillop (The Pack A.D. / Comeback Kid) - these new songs were created to play live. Full of folk lyricism, loud live band instrumentation, and more dynamics than is often accepted on an album such as this - “Everything Rattles When I Breathe” is a testament to Andrew’s growth as an artist and as a composer.