Joe Nolan is back. The roots rocker from Edmonton, Alberta is on the verge of releasing a ground-breaking new record, Cry Baby. This time around Nolan makes a record which hits close to home: recorded in the dead of winter with Scott Franchuk, it’s a departure from his previous work Tornado, which was produced by Colin Linden in Nashville, TN back in 2014.
Nolan’s constant strength is his lyrical ability which he continues to deliver through and through. His words and imagery pierce the heart of the listener and pull you in, they will have you hanging off each breath. He is not afraid to bleed - his open, wounded-heart delivery reminds us that we are all human. His unapologetic vulnerability is brave and endearing. The album journeys through his early days, his first love, his feelings of failure and his never-ending search of finding his place, and where he fits in. A second chance, a new beginning.