small matters of life and death

Jill Zmud

Recorded at the Tragically Hip's Bathouse studio in beautiful Bath, Ontario (where the cover was taken as well, by the way). This is an album which explores the ideas of how we try to connect with those who've passed away... And in part inspired by finding an old reel-to-reel tape that belonged to a musician uncle Ed Clynton, who died nearly 40 years ago. Below are two tracks for you to sample. One, "Wishing Well", was inspired in part of a line of my Uncle Ed's, where he wrote "The well is dry". The song explores that idea of waiting for an answer from beyond. The other "Victoria Tucker", is based on a song my Uncle had written (found on that reel-to-reel tape) called "Frank Jones", which told the perspective of a drifter named Frank who left town and left a girl named Victoria behind. This is a song from her perspective. Hope you enjoy, and that you check out the rest of the album! It's for sale now on CD Baby, iTunes and at Compact Music in Ottawa.

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