Scott Nolan & Joanna Miller – North/South


After years of gigging around town, from regular stands at the Bella Vista, the Rose N Bee, and Times Change(d), to sold out shows at the Park Theatre and the WECC, Winnipeggers ought to be familiar with Scott Nolan, at this point. But Nolan, along with his musical partner in crime Joanna Miller (one of the city’s best drummers), is not only a homegrown talent, but a cultural export as well. His songs have made their way across the country, deep into the American south, and across the seas. North/South is a live album, showcasing the pair at the stripped raw finest, recorded at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, Georgia and the Park Theatre here in Winnipeg. With selections from across Nolan’s catalogue, including a rousing version of “My My Hey Hey” and a heartbreaking rendition of “Montgomery Eldorado” from the self-same full length, as well as a new offering or two. As with all the best live albums, North/South is tastefully peppered with stories and banter,  and the energy of the evenings is never bogged down by these interludes. Essential for fans of this talented twosome, and definitely recommended for the uninitiated. (Transistor 66, Sheldon Birnie


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