Through Train Windows was roused by the cross Canada tour Alice and I did as Artists On Board the Via Rail last October. Following our tour, I wrote many of the songs while a Musician in Residence at Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity. These songs are based on traveling the beautiful, vast Canadian landscape, meeting the diversity of fellow sojourners and the rhythm of the train as it both soothes and inspires. These songs are intended to conjure feelings of nostalgia and dreams while exploring the nature and paradoxes of our voyage through life.
Norine Braun: vocals, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar
Adam Popowitz: bass, lead guitar
Elliot Polsky: drums and percussion
Alice Fraser: keys, harmony vocals on Rue. St, Jean and I’m Going Home
Andrew “Huggybear Leonard” Huggard: blues harp
Steve Hiliam; tenor sax
Produced by Adam Popowitz
Mixed and engineered by Adam Popowitz
Mastered at Rear Window Song & Sound Coquitlam BC
All songs words and music composed by Norine Braun except I’m Going Home and Rue St. Jean music and words by Alice Fraser and Norine Braun, Crosses and Sweetgrass (Salvation) lyrics by Norine Braun music by Russell Wallace and Norine Braun.
Thank You: Alice for your enthusiasm, dedication, open heart and most of all your precious love, to Adam for creating a place and time for magic to happen and for all your many amazing talents and tremendous patience, Elliot for the heartbeat of this album with your masterful percussion, gratitude to Andrew for the soulful and mystical blues harp and to Steve Hilliam for gracing the songs with your outstanding stellar sax. I am beyond grateful for working with such incredible musicians.
Thanks to Via Rail for their Artist on Board program, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity with special acknowledgement to Dr. Diamond, and mentors Doug Cox, Don Henry and Jesse Zubot. Thank you to Russell Wallace for the invitation to co-create.
This recording made on unceded Coast Salish territory would not have been possible without the great love and generosity of the fans and friends who joined in the presale campaign and helped make this project happen. Your support means the world to me and affirms this path of making music.
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