By Staff on September 30, 2013
Sparse, contemplative folk music can aptly background a wide variety of moods. Canadian singer-songwriter Tony Dekker, always partnered with at least an acoustic guitar, finds a comfortable balance between sad longing and contented appreciation on his first solo album, Prayer of the Woods. Today we’re giving you a chance to exclusively listen to the album before it drops on October 8th via Nettwork Music Group. Stream it below!
Previously of Great Lake Swimmers fame, Dekker compiled nine delicate songs recorded in St. Brendan’s Church in Rockport, Ontario, where he plays each and every instrument by himself which includes guitars, accordion, mandolin, piano, pump organ, Hammond B3, mellotron, harmonica, autoharp and all of the percussion. The end product results in a sort of poetic, personal aside by Dekker outside of the expectations (or confines) of his main band. Rest assured, though, Great Lake Swimmers are already hard at work on their next album, shooting for a 2014 release!
Stream Prayer of the Woods below and be sure to nab it October 8th! Also take a peek at the intimate video for the LP's title track, which finds Tony Dekker, you guessed it, praying in the woods.