What: Americana, Roots
Where: Saint Paul, AB
If ever there was an artist whose sound perfectly reflected the land they called home, Alberta’s Shane Larmand could be held up as a prime candidate. While he certainly isn’t the first country-flavoured artist to emerge from the province, Larmand’s songs lean more into the typically genre-fluid Americana than those that have come before him.
With his most recent record, 2018’s You Are My Home, he evokes early-career Wilco on the title track while adding a touch of the blues to songs like “Monkey Train” and “April on My Mind.” Overall, Larmand’s record maintains a loose, casual feel throughout while nicely blending various styles and keeping the depth of his songwriting front and centre.