No Depression Review – Between Hurricanes – Release Date January 29th

Stephen Fearing Between Hurricanes(Pigeon Row) release date: January 29

After keeping busy performing and writing with others (Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Fearing & White), this talented Canadian songwriter returns with a wallop.  Between Hurricanes is the songslingers first batch of new tunes since his Juno-Award winning Yellowjacket (2006). The 11 cuts showcase Fearing’s arresting voice, accomplished acoustic picking, and his ability to turn a phrase with ease. The storied songs invite you to grab a coffee, and sit and listen long. Between Hurricanes closes with “Early Morning Rain.”; Fearing slows down this oft-covered Gordon Lightfoot classic, making it sound like a lullaby. He sings  just above a whisper and some fine finger pickin’ provide the unhurried rhythm. The tune bookends this disc nicely. See this video to hear Fearing talk about the making of the record.