James Leclaire and the Cable 22’s
From fist pumping, stomp your feet working-man anthems to soulful ballads of love, heartache and loss, the songs on the album ‘These Weights’ (which will be featured as part of Marvest Album Release Program) are all about storytelling. Intensely thought-out lyrics grind through James’ raspy vocal chords with powerful emotion to produce rich, dark imagery that can really punch you in the heart. The experience escalates even further when backed by the power of The Cable 22’s, bassist Chris McLean and drummer Michael Hunter.
” . . . he sings with a mix of Bob Dylan and Steve Earle. It’s a phenomenal mix of country/folk/blues.” ~ Martyr Magazine
” . . . the album is a true marriage of genres, a hybrid with each style adding to the final results, without compromising its fuel source.” ~ The Alternate Root
“He’s the Dave Grohl of Ottawa country music . . . the songs just soar.” ~ The Revue
STILL WINTER HILLS (OTT Roots Rock)
Fuzzed-out rockers to British Invasion-tinged jangle this rootsy quintet is for fans of MAT MAYS & WILCO.
WHISKEY FIELDS (Bluegrass)
5 piece folk band from Ottawa that likes to rehearse in outdoor parks!