Singer/Songwriter Kathleen Edwards will release her new album, Voyageur, January 17th 2012 on Zoë/Rounder Records. Produced by Edwards and Justin Vernon (who provides backing vocals and plays guitar, piano, organ, bass, banjo and xylophone), the ten-track album includes hilariously titled Change the Sheets, which was featured on Edwards’ recent 7” Wapusk (video below)
The album was recorded between August 2010 and May 2011 in Fall Creek, Wisconsin and Toronto, Canada. In addition to Vernon , the album includes guest appearances by Francis and the Lights, Norah Jones, Stornoway, John Roderick, Phil Cook (Megafaun), Sean Carey (Bon Iver), Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier). Also featured is Edwards’ touring band— Gord Tough (guitar), John Dinsmore (bass), Lyle Molzan (drums) and her longtime friend and collaborator, Jim Bryson (guitars, keys).” Of making the record, Edwards comments, “I knew laying the foundation for this record would start with the songs. For the first time I was open to the idea of co-writing, and what had previously been an intensely private process became a challenge to see what would happen with an open mind to a different approach.”
Voyageur is Edwards’ first full-length album since 2008’s acclaimed release, Asking For Flowers.