An enchanting voice… Vollebekk has a great sense for melody and
arranging — he knows when to give a song space to breathe — and he's a gifted
multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar and piano, harmonica and violin
.”
- NPR Music, Robin Hilton
 
An engaging live performer
- Brooklyn Vegan

 
Leif Vollebekk spent two years searching for perfect takes. This search took him from his home in Montreal to a studio in Manhattan, from a farmhouse in Woodstock, NY to a mansion outside Paris, and the result is a dusty, polished, new, old record called North Americana -Ten songs about love and the end of love, about journeys and homecoming, about the death of friends and drinking yourself dry.

Leif Vollebekk’s North Americana tour has taken him to Quebec, down to Austin and back. His Daytrotter session just went up and Leif Vollebekk comes to BURLINGTON to play SIGNAL KITCHEN on FRIDAY, APRIL 12th.

 **Please contact us if you'd like a copy of North Americana, to speak to Leif or cover the performance**

Stream “Off The Main Drag” from North Americana and feel free to post:

Stream "Read My Mind" (The Killers Cover) and feel free to post:
https://soundcloud.com/outside-music/leif-vollebekk-read-my-mind

Fri, April 12 - 9pm
Leif Vollebekk @ Signal Kitchen

71 Main St 
Burlington, VT 05401
http://www.signalkitchen.com/
18+
Tix $10 ADV / $12 DOS
w/ Born Ruffians

BUY TIX
 
 
After his 2010 debut Inland, Vollebekk knew the kind of album he wanted to make next: a record like the ones he    
loves by Gillian Welch or Ryan Adams, that feel old and familiar even when they’re new.  But also a record that       
speaks to the listener through its lyrics, with songs “that can hold up in a storm,” that are packed full of perfect little        mistakes.
 
The heart of the songs was always recorded live, to tape. Old school, spontaneous, one real captured moment.       
To find these moments, they travelled. To Montreal‘s legendary Hotel 2 Tango studio, working with Howard                 Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Coeur de Pirate, Godspeed You! Black Emperor), to New York City,
working with Tom Gloady (Ryan Adams, Sigur Rós, Patti Smith), to La Frette studios, in La Frette-sur-Seine, France and then back to      Montreal, for one song at Breakglass studios. 
 
North Americana took years. “All this time,” Vollebekk says, “trying to get one take.” But the result is a beautiful,        
alive, human – shambling ballads, noisy folk songs, vivid portraits of a 27-year-old’s watercolour life. “I feel like I     
created a record from 1970… something that no one’s heard before,” Vollebekk says. “I’m haggard and this record     
is all I got.”


Leif Vollebekk Tour Dates:
March 30 – Magog, QC – Vieux-Clocher de Magog #
April 1 – Terrebonne, QC – Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne #
April 12 – Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen %

# w/ Patrick Watson
% w/ Born Ruffians


Leif Vollebekk High Res Photo: http://yousend.it/13hQiaU
(Photo credit: Dominick Mastrangelo)

North Americana High Res cover art: http://yousend.it/UJftUL

 

At times recalling Nick Drake's Bryter Layter in its fragility and subtle deployment of strings,
but also the playfulness of fellow Montrealer Patrick Watson, Inland captivates from its first listen
.”
- Exclaim, Jason Schneider

This Canadian sings lyrically complex songs with a voice that's a cross between Nina Simone at
her most world-weary and Devendra Banhart at his least annoying… there's a spiritual resonance to
his ballads that makes them both timeless and monumental despite their ragged fragility
.”
- The Independent (UK), Howard Male

Inland finds Vollebekk baring his soul and achieving a deep poignancy [and] effortlessly transcends
the singer-songwriter paradigm
.”
- EYE Weekly, Toronto (****)

 



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