Halifax Modern Soul Singer/Songwriter Also Confirms Spring Eastern Canadian Tour, Including Dates With Joel Plaskett
Halifax, NS -- Erin Costelo’s latest album Down Below, The Status Quo -- out March 25 on her own Venue Records/Pheromone Distribution -- is a reflection of her (and our) complicated world, expressed through a voice unlike any other in Canada. Having paid more overt tribute to her vintage soul music influences on her previous album, We Can Get Over,Erin’s musical evolution has taken its next natural step on Down Below, The Status Quo by channeling those themes into 10 new deeply personal tracks that display her exceptional gifts as a producer, songwriter and arranger.
Costelo, a Halifax, Nova Scotia native, painstakingly made the album at Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard studio in Dartmouth, working closely with engineer Thomas Stajcer and a top-notch band comprised of her longtime guitarist Clive MacNutt, bassist Ian Bennett, drummers Dave Marsh and Matt Gallant, along with the Blue Engine String Quartet and horns supplied by Matt Myer, Andrew Jackson and Andrew MacKelvie. Key tracks include the unflinching “Fighter,” “Low” and “Titanic” (the last co-written with Stephen Fearing), along with the hopeful “Move” and “Turn It On.”
Down Below, The Status Quo follows on the heels of We Can Get Over being named R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards. In the wake of that triumph, she shared stages with Mavis Staples, Dr. John, and Bettye LaVette, as well as appearing on Joel Plaskett’s latest release, The Park Avenue Sobriety Test, and joining him for his performance with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Down Below, The Status Quo captures that glorious moment when an artist discovers their true soul. Hearing what Erin Costelo has accomplished with this album may help us discover our own as well.
Watch the Teaser Video for “Down Below, The Status Quo” HERE.
Erin Costelo Upcoming Shows:
March 26 :: Evergreen Theatre :: Margaretsville NS
April 1 :: Th'Yarc :: Yarmouth NS
April 7 :: The Seahorse :: Halifax NS
April 9 :: Glasgow Square :: New Glasgow NS
April 20 :: Ebar :: Guelph ON
April 21 :: The Burdock :: Toronto ON
April 22 :: The Spill :: Peterborough ON
April 23 :: The Pearl Company :: Hamilton ON
April 24 :: The Heartland :: Owen Sound ON
April 26 :: The Grand Theatre :: Kingston ON ^
April 27 :: The Aeolian :: London ON ^
April 28 :: The Aeolian :: London ON ^
April 29 :: Irene's :: Ottawa ON
April 30 :: Upstairs Jazz Club :: Montreal QC
May 28 :: Shannon Studio :: Port Hawkesbury NS
June 3 :: Trailside Inn :: Mount Stewart PEI
June 4 :: Harmony Bazaar Concert Series :: Lockeport NS
June 10 :: Grate's Cove Studio :: Grate's Cove NL
June 11 :: The Ship :: St. John's NL
June 12 :: Two Whales :: Port Rexton NL
^ w/ Joel Plaskett
Pre-Order Down Below, The Status Quo now from Maplemusic.com: HERE