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No Depression reviews Solidarity: “Folk Music With Solidarity — Alive & Well With Melodic Father-Son Duo”

By John Apice, No Depression

Interesting duo collection – and I am a sucker for this kind of performance. I was a big admirer of Lowen and Navarro, the Everly Brothers — circa 1968, Vigrass and Osbourne, Richard and Linda Thompson, Clive Gregson and Christine Collister, Richard and Mimi Farina, Nino Tempo and April Stevens and many less famous duos I have reviewed in the past that were marvelous. But this duo has a special relationship the other singers don’t.

So, here I have this Bill and Joel Plaskett collection – Solidarity —

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Exclaim! Premiere: Bill & Joel Plaskett “The Next Blue Sky” [Video]

Watch the Mayhemingways join the father and son duo in a new live clip

By Sarah Murphy, Exclaim!

The father-son duo of Bill and Joel Plaskett teamed up to put out their Solidarity LP earlier this year, and now they’ve unveiled a live video for album cut “The Next Blue Sky.”

The East Coast singer-songwriters previously explained that the track is an ode to the ever west-looking mentality of Maritimers, who often leave home “chasing some work, a safe haven, or the next blue sky.”

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Winnipeg Free Press: Album a family experience for Plaskett

Musician says creating Solidarity with his dad was a different dynamic for him

By Erin Lebar, Winnipeg Free Press

One day last year, Joel Plaskett entered his Dartmouth studio, New Scotland Yard, in Nova Scotia and saw a dragonfly on the floor.

The singer-songwriter had never seen a dragonfly in Dartmouth, let alone in his “bunker of a studio,” but recently had been experiencing some paranormal activity in the recording space (and even brought in a medium to try figure it out), so he took it as a sign. After a bit of research,

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Jeff Burger reviews Solidarity in his Five Noteworthy New Releases for No Depression

By Jeff Burger, No Depression

Bill and Joel Plaskett, Solidarity. This adventurous, well-produced father-and-son collaboration is loaded with lilting folk and folk/rock. The lyrics, which incorporate clever wordplay and memorable lines, range from the introspective to the political. “The Next Blue Sky” will have you up and dancing or at least tapping your foot, while the melancholic “The New California” will paint pictures in your head. The album manages to be as cohesive as it is diverse. It’s also consistently impressive.

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