Recognizing that the word solidarity has a lot of power and meaning, particularly in today’s political climate, I thought it might be a good time to share some thoughts about my song, Solidarity, the title track from the record I just made with my father, Bill.
As a starting point, I wanted to write a simple, folk song chorus that Dad and I could sing in harmony on the record we were making together this past October. The word solidarity came to mind as representing togetherness, strength and shared values. I have inherited much of my worldview and politics from my parents,
The family that sings together, stays together, right? Here we have the East Coast’s favourite musical son, Joel Plaskett, teaming up with dad Bill on a collaborative album, Solidarity.
It comes out on Feb. 17, and the title track is described in a press release as “perhaps the truest summation of their collaboration both lyrically and sonically.”
The commitment of the pair to the project is illustrated by the major cross-country tour they’re undertaking, beginning on March 15 and running into May.
With Special Guest: Mayhemingways
When Bill Plaskett and his son Joel Plaskett get together to write songs, the result, as Bill describes it, is “a touch of the traditional mixed in with the new, and a lot of the unexpected, arrived at through experimentation.” The result is Solidarity, an album that welds Bill’s traditional folk leanings with Joel’s long and acclaimed history in the Canadian rock landscape.
Set for release on February 17 via Pheromone Recordings, the title track, “Solidarity” is a great summation of their collaboration,