Between 2000 and 2005, Kevin Breit's trio, Folkalarm, released
3 discs. 'Folkalarm', 'Skeddadle', and '5'. Here they are together as one
compilation. Each had a their a completely different sound.
'Folklarm', celebrated the recognition of a new territory, Nunavut into the
Canadian geography. The electric, slide guitar takes centre stage on this offering.
'Skedaddle', could of of been called, 1001 banjo's. 4,6,8,12 string banjo's
loom large on this recording. It was recorded at the famed, Grant Avenue
Studios in Hamilton.
'5', finds the trio expand to a quintet status, with the addition of woodwind
maestro, Perry White and accordion phenomenon, Denis Keldie.
Russ Boswell and Jorn Andersen, lend their composition skills to he festivities.
“… absolutely infectious brand of original instrumental music" Greg Quill, The Toronto Star
“… an eclectic collection of spirited, jumping, free songs and somber, pensive pieces that showcases the prowess of every player.” Vish Khanna, Echo Weekly
About Skedaddle: 'I had the most vivid and real dream. It was the kind of dream that leaves you empty when you awake because it was only a dream and wasn't 'real'. Simply put, in the dream, I was invited to the wedding of Levon Helm and Audrey Hepburn. Of course I attended the small ceremony. It was being held at your stereotypical, New York, pawnshop. None of the other guest were familiar to me except for the bride and groom. Levon looked stately in his southern attire and Audrey was totally Audrey: radiant and dignified. It was so obvious to everyone there that they were so in love...a marriage made in heaven for sure.... I woke. This is what totally inspired me to make the recording of skedaddle. They say that all of the characters in your dreams are manifestations of yourself, but I'm not buying that on this one! I love Levon and Audrey and they belong together in my books.'
Gone are the days of the door to door salesperson; the smiling-but-not-too-be-trusted-face whose rhetoric is punctuated every 2nd sentence by your first name. Gone is the bouncing banter from the crimpt pages of a Dale Carnegie correspondence course from days of long ago. Folkalarm 5 embraces the spirit of the sale; the you-can't-pass-this-up; a deal-like-this-doesn't-come-very-often; the, for-you-my-friend. You believed in these characters because they believed it themselves(atleast you thought so). So, step right up and be one of the lucky ones to purchase another fine quality product from your friends at Poverty Playlist. Each disk is guaranteed not to rust, bust, corrode or explode, peel at the seams or fray at the edges. We'll put more whip in your hip, more jut in your strut and more pride in your stride. Featuring 5 (count 'em 5 ) factory trained professionals musicians (all playing quality instruments!!) That's 66% more musicians than previous Folkalarm products for the SAME PRICE!! Now don't be shy...who's going to be the first? Step right up!
released 04 April 2010
Produced and written by Kevin Breit (except track 23,28,29 by Russell Boswell and track 26, 31 by Jorn Andersen)
Kevin Breit: electric slide guitar, 4,5,6,8,12 string banjo, mandolin
Russell Boswell: Bass Fiddle
Jorn Andersen: Drums and percussion
Perry White: tenor, baritone and soprano sax
Denis Keldie: accordion
additional musicians on 'Folkalarm':
Bill Brennan: marimba
Kenny Kirkwood: bass clarinet
Davide DiRenzo: percussion
Recorded and mixed by John Bailey at Lydian Sound
Recorded and mixed by Bob Doidge at Grant Avenue Studios
Mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch
I am a Canadian musician who has recorded and toured with many popular folk, but I feel most at home writing and performing
my own music. There are almost 20 recordings, solo and with my friends, Sisters Euclid, Folkalarm, Supergenerous ( a duo with Cyro Bapstista), Harry Manx and the Potion Kings. Most of these recordings are available here!...more