Edmonton, AB
At 24 years old, Ian St. Arnaud found himself to be an old hand on the festival performer circuit, a University graduate, an accidental overdose survivor and at a loss for what to do with himself next. The previous fall his bandmate, friend, and at times antagonist, was hit by a train, thus dissolving his Americana/folk pop trio North of Here. Ian, the primary songwriter of North of Here, wanting to honour his band & the loss of his friend, reworked and rewrote the songs that make up the bulk of St.Arnaud’s The Cost of Living, to be released in 2019. Teaming with producer Graham Lessard, St.Arnaud’s debut album blends together goosebump-raising storytelling ability with a powerhouse indie sound reminiscent of a trumpet-fuelled Andy Shauf, The Barr Brothers, or Whitney. St.Arnaud’s songs takes head-on themes of death, loss and resilience with sardonic humour and heart-on-the-sleeve, puppy-love honesty.
May 10, 2019 10:00 pm Cameron House, Friday May 10th