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Joël Fafard Releases His Fowl Mood Sounds

Joël Fafard Releases His Fowl Mood Sounds

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When:

  • Sun 18 Mar ’18, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:

Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon, Christchurch

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Members: $15.00
  • Students with ID: $5.00

Harlan Howard used to say that all you need for a great country song is three chords and the truth.

Maybe so, but when you take simple, southern-style country, folk and blues music and put it in the hands of a killer guitarist, a whole world of people who never even knew they liked country, folk and blues music in the first place, start sitting up and paying attention.

After successfully making old sound new again with his last two efforts, Borrowed Horses and Cluck Old Hen, Fafard set out to reverse the tide and make the new sound old with his latest album, Fowl Mood. The songs were born in the woodshed next to Fafard’s Studio. The first melodic themes and bone structures came from chopping wood in the rain to heat the family home.

“It seems there is nothing harder than keeping a song simple. It’s the reason the last two records were based on old classic southern tunes. I was studying how to get inside a simple song.” muses Fafard.

To get the right feel for Fowl Mood it had to be recorded live off the floor, which has become the standard recording practice for Fafard ever since he recorded the Juno-nominated record… and another thing… in 2006.

Such a humble recording practice can reap great benefits, but is not very common in the digital era of pitch perfect polish. Over half the tracks on Fowl Mood are first takes. “The vibe was good and we just kept moving onto the next song”, recalls Fafard. “I was feeling free, the solos were improvised. It turned out pretty much the way I hoped it would.”

Further details:
joelfafard.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/joelfafard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP6F0Zhrhmo

Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7:30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.

The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.

Door sales cash only: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility.

Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.

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