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Andy Shauf

“I’m always looking for something different,” says singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, drummer and clarinetist Andy Shauf. “My hands want to go C to G to A minor and F, but instead if you think about it melodically there are so many ways you can go. Follow the melody and look at the chords later.”

Over the past decade the Canadian artist has built up a reputation with award-nominated albums such as 2016’s eclectic and, the year before, . The latter features his signature tune, the dark, eight-minute murder ballad , and demonstrates his skills as a storyteller and multi-instrumentalist. Shauf plays all the instruments on his superb new record , a warmly down-home concept album that channel The Beatles, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell, with hip echoes of Beck and the late Elliott Smith.

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