Exclaim! review: Joel Plaskett’s Quadruple Album ’44’ Is an Impressive Retrospective of His Life and Work
When Joel Plaskett gathered 12 other musicians into his studio in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, preparing to track some songs for his latest project, 44, he had one request: “No matter what happens, keep going.”
This mentality not only defines his latest release — a 44-song retrospective spectacle — but his entire prolific career as the East Coast’s beloved musician-for-everyone. This is a man who hit the road immediately after high school and never stopped; who has released records solo, with his band and with his dad; and who built his own studio in order to produce records for artists like Steve Poltz and David Myles.