Lee Palmer to release third CD "Like Elway" on May 12
Talented singer-songwriter Lee Palmer is set to release his third album Like Elway on May 12, 2015. Although a musician and writer for most of his life, Palmer didn’t release his first album One Take: Live at Canterbury until 2013. He quickly followed with a second release, 60 Clicks in 2014. Both received positive reviews and airplay across North America & Europe.
With a unique mixture of blues, country, jazz and Americana, Like Elway features nine tracks, with every song showcasing Palmer’s talents as a singer and songwriter. The writing for this album started with a 10-day trip to Nashville this past summer. Two tracks, “Like Elway” and “Lonely at the Top” were a direct result of that musical emersion in Tennessee. The balance were written in the fall of 2014.
The album was recorded live at Noble Street studios with JUNO winner George Seara behind the mixing console. The players for the session included Al Cross, David Woodhead, Lance Anderson and Elmer Ferrer. Later additions to the recording included cameo appearances by: Roly Platt on harmonica, vocalist Mary McKay and Joaquin Nuñez on Cajon and percussion.
The album serves up a mix of emotions from light and witty, (Axe to Grind, Rockin’ this Chair, This Feels Like One of Those Days and Lonely at the Top) to serious tunes like (Life’s a Mess, Maybe That’s Why and Those Winter Blues). Palmer also serves up some unique spins with the talking country-blues title track Like Elway and rockier Have a Wonderful Life, co-written with friend, guitarist and co-producer, Elmer Ferrer.
Palmer doesn’t slide into any one genre easily. In past reviews, his musical sound has been compared to musically diverse talents like Willie Nelson and the early Downchild Blues Band. One thing is for sure, he continues to write and share his musical stories in an honest and straight from the heart fashion.
The debut of Like Elway is sure to further showcase Palmer’s musical talent as a vocalist, and songwriter. “I continue to learn each time I go into the studio,” says Palmer, “I feel this is my best effort yet and I am extremely thankful to those who have helped me on my journey.”
"A fresh, pleasant, first-rate singer-songwriter. Worthy to be heard, this Lee Palmer. Where have you been all this time, Lee?" - Fred Schmale, Real Roots Cafe
“Americana with a big arching A …You get the feeling that in those years before he started making his own records, that Palmer was a bit of a collector of stories and was probably more than a bit player in a lot of them, there is a tone, a quality to the material that suggests a real sense of ownership.” – Neil King, Fatea
For more information on Lee Palmer, visit leepalmer.ca
1. Rockin’ This Chair 3:36
2. Life’s A Mess 3:13
3. Those Winter Blues 4:37
4. Lonely At The Top 4:02
5. Like Elway 4:00
6. This Feels Like One Of Those Days 2:52
7. Maybe That’s Why 3:46
8. Have A Wonderful Life 3:32
9. Axe To Grind 4:00