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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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Summerland Review: Joel Plaskett’s Kelowna connection

Halifax rocker/singer songwriter singing about Kelowna since a Flashback’s gig; Returns with father

By Kevin Parnell, Summerland Review

Celebrated Canadian musician Joel Plaskett has built a successful career on his own terms, whether as a rocker with his band The Emergency, or a singer-songwriter playing solo gigs. Never a commercial success or a staple of mainstream radio, he’s built a career on touring Canada, singing unique, original tunes. Plaskett comes to Kelowna this month touring behind Solidarity, an album he made with his father Bill. And Kelowna is a city Plaskett knows well.

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Apt 613: Joel and Bill Plaskett Stand in Solidarity

By Christine Seguin, Apt 613

If we are lucky enough to have a loving relationship with our family, there are things we inherit from them. Whether it be a sense of place or worldview, growing up alongside these people will – for better or worse – find a way to shape our perspectives, build our characters and define our sense of place in the world. While earlier in our lives most of us will undoubtedly take their influence for granted, as we get older we all have one or two moments when we realize,

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CBC Music: Joel Plaskett chats about working with his dad this week on Backstage Pass

By Jacquie Lee, CBC Music

Backstage Pass caught up with the Plasketts from inside their Dartmouth recording studio, New Scotland Yard, where they were rehearsing songs off their first collaborative album, Solidarity. Known for his strong songwriting, this time Joel Plaskett teamed up with with his earliest musical influence, his dad, Bill Plaskett, to create an album of original songs that reflect their collective musical and personal experience over the years.

Watch as Bill and Joel tell you why it was the right time to make this album together, as they play the latest from their album.

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