Oct. 10, 2006 -
Issue #573: Ten Second Epic
PREVUE / SAT, OCT 14 (8 pm) / WITH RYAN WAYE / RED STRAP MARKET, $7
Amy Seeley moved to Alberta back in ’97, spending eight years in
Calgary before heading north to Edmonton last January in search of a change.
Seeley was drawn here by the landscape (with the high calibre of musicians
being an added incentive) and, intrigued by the contrast between the gritty
feel of the streets and the rugged beauty of the River Valley, she savours
the fact that this can be an ugly city at times. “It’s very
real,” she says. “In Edmonton, the surface layer of the image is
just kind of stripped back, so I felt very inspired coming here.” The
city has been good for Seeley’s songwriting, too; her debut album, The
Trees Are Glad You’re Back, features her moody piano grooves, coloured
with guitar, cello, banjo and mandolin, making for a listening experience as
varied as the landscapes she finds so inspiring. —EDEN MUNRO /
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