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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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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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