Steph Cameron's 'Daybreak Over Jackson Street' out now; Europe dates announced09-11-2017
Released TODAY through At The Helm Records is Steph Cameron's, Daybreak Over Jackson Street. A keenly-anticipated second album from Steph Cameron and the first to see a formal release outside of Steph’s native Canada.
The Saskatoon-based roots singer/songwriter arrived on the scene like a bracing gust of fresh musical air with her 2014 debut record Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady receiving unanimously enthusiastic reviews. “This is a monumental, brilliant album… heralds the crowning of a bright new talent,” declared Pop Matters in calling it the #1 Canadian album of 2014. No Depression termed it “a stunning debut,” while Exclaim! noted that “Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady delights from start to finish. Steph Cameron is the real deal.” The record also made the 2015 Polaris Prize longlist.
If the debut felt as if it emerged fully-formed from the bohemian streets of Greenwich Village circa 1963, then the extra maturity of Daybreak gives it more of an early ‘70s Laurel or Topanga Canyon atmosphere.
Like her debut, the album was recorded at elite Toronto studio Revolution Recording with producer Joe Dunphy. It retains the sparse template of her first record – one voice, one guitar, both recorded in intimate fashion and to tape. The result is a collection of songs that showcase Steph’s storytelling songwriting style, one that works in perfect tandem with the sparse production style chosen. The themes they explore of love, loss and finding joy when times are rough are universal. What truly rings clear is the authenticity of the human experience that the characters she sings about have been through.
With the release we're announcing a European tour today, see announced dates below:
11-JAN: Fürth (DE) @ Kunstkeller o27
12-JAN: Crailsheim (DE) @ 7180 Bar
13-JAN: Solingen (DE) @ Altes Stellwerk
15-JAN: Berlin (DE) @ Prachtwerk
16-JAN: Norderstedt (DE) @ Music Star
18-JAN: Luxembourg (LUX) @ Konrad Cafe
23-JAN: Nottingham (UK) @ Running Horse
25-JAN: Cardiff (UK) @ Tiny Rebel Cardiff
26-JAN: Belfast (N-IRE) @ Duncairn Centre
27-JAN: Dublin (IRL) @ Seamus Ennis Arts Centre