Dust & Violets
Dust and Violets, the second full-length release from Winnipeg's Grant Davidson, is an intimate offering of modern roots music with a firm footing in the sounds of decades past. With songs traveling seamlessly from up-tempo to down-tempo, from purposeful to playful, the album flows like a meandering river. Likewise, the album's title reflects a disparity. The songs evoke the contemplations of a life imbued with the slow passing of time, yet occasionally adorned by moments of sheer beauty, from which we can derive our own meaning and purpose. As conveyed by a band of Winnipeg notables - Bill Western, Joanna Miller, and Dany Joyal - the instrumentation is mindful and inspired, often invoking the "less is more" approach to music.