With a 2024 Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for “Contemporary Singer of the Year”, now is the time for this previously digital only release to finally be released on CD.
Packaged in a stunning 4-panel recycled board folder, and including an 8-page booklet with the full album lyrics, we’re planning to ship pre-orders to arrive to most Canadian purchasers just in time for Christmas. Other locations will likely receive their copies in the first weeks of 2024.
The eleven songs on Lost Verses grew from notes collected in Joe Nolan’s most private journals, revealing the inner thoughts of a prolific artist who expresses longing, love and remorse with powerful melodies, primarily picked on his signature parlour guitar.
Often framed as a lone wolf, Nolan self-produced Lost Verses, but called upon some friends to elevate the album. Key tracks feature Sarah Pagé on harp (Leif Vollebekk, The Barr Brothers, Búmarang), LA’s COULOU on trumpet and sister Nataya Nolan on background vocals.
Opening a journal can uncloak the deepest emotions buried inside. On Lost Verses, Joe Nolan let’s us in through these stories of broken lovers, speeding cars and critical, honest personal contemplation, as he meditates on life’s meaning through, what he calls that mist of uncertainty, “cigarette skies.”
The lasting effect is a heart-wrenching and utterly inspired recording, and a guarantee that these Lost Verses will not be buried again.
You can bundle Joe’s previous albums Scrapper and Drifters to make a Joe Nolan CD bundle to truly get yourself in a spin about.
Joe Nolan – Lost Verses [CD]$21.99 CAD