‘North Americana’ by Lief Vollebekk is a thoughtful melodic album that conjures up images of summer roadtrips, dusty American towns and quiet country evenings.
Deceptively simple, this album sounds as though he just picked up a guitar and started playing – when in fact, it was two years in the making to get just the ‘right’ blend.
I have been playing this album constantly since I discovered it last week and I highly recommend it to anyone who’s a fan of great ballad writers such as Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan or Gillian Welch.
There’s not one song on here that let’s the set down – each one fits together to form a beautifully nostalgic album.
You can find more about Montreal-based Lief Vollebekk here: http://leifvollebekk.com/northamericana
I’ve chosen his song ‘Off the Main Drag’ for you as an introduction to one of my favourite new Canadian singer-songwriters.