Born in Ottawa to Haitian parents, Olivier Jarda grew up mostly in Moncton where he was a part of local bands Ted Neely Beard and The Turnstiles. He later moved to Washington, D.C. to work as a climate policy analyst and now he resides in Halifax where he’s pursuing his music and undergraduate science courses. Got all that?
On Tuesday, April 10, Jarda will release his second solo record, Good Luck Cartel.
Jarda’s upcoming album, Good Luck Cartel, echoes the years leading up to his decision to take a step back from the din of American politics, and to return home to the Maritimes. The result is a collection of modern folk songs, some dressed up, some pared down, whose stories look back, look forward and try to describe the view.
Jarda recorded the album in Halifax over the last two winters with Charles Austin at Echo Chamber, and with the help of some very talented friends, including former Turnstiles band mates Peter Gorman and Jesse Griffith along with Nick Wombolt. The album will be released independently in Canada on April 10 and will be released on the independent label Jam Jar Records in the UK in May.
01. Speed of Light
02. Diving Bell
03. Ship of Fools
04. Skinny Grass
08. Piece of Fiction
09. We Broke Before the Hail
10. Into the Lake
11. Burning Valley
Old Man Luedecke to tour Canada
Chester N.S.’s Old Man Luedecke is about to embark on an intimate Canadian tour, bringing fans a taste of some new songs
Having just returned from recording in Nashville with Tim O’Brien, the two-time Juno award winning songster will embark on a cross country tour, playing intimate venues and giving fans a chance to experience some of his new songs along the way.
04/06/12 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall w/ Deep Dark Woods
04/27/12 – Cow Bay, NS – Cow Bay Hall
05/03/12 – Hampton, NB – Vintage Bistro*
05/04/12 – St. Andrews, NB – Paddlefest – Main Tent
05/05/12 – Fredericton, NB – Charlotte Street Arts Centre*
05/06/12 – New Glasgow, NS – Celtic Circle Performing Arts Centre*
05/09/12 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus*
05/10/12 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop*
05/11/12 – Wakefield, QC – The Blacksheep Inn*
05/12/12 – Wakefield, QC – The Blacksheep Inn*
05/13/12 – Picton, ON – The Acoustic Grill*
05/15/12 – Guelph, ON – The Bookshelf E-Bar*
05/18/12 – London, ON – London Music Club*
05/19/12 – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place*
05/28/12 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre*
05/29/12 – Regina, SK – Artesian*
05/31/12 – Saskatoon, SK – Christ Church Anglican*
06/01/12 – Edmonton, AB – The ARTery*
06/02/12 – Calgary, AB – The Palamino*
06/03/12 – Penticton, BC – Dream Cafe*
06/04/12 – Nelson, BC – The Royal*
06/05/12 – Vancouver, BC – St. James Hall*
06/07/12 – Victoria, BC – Wood Hall*
*w/ Del Barber