Performing 1/21 @ 2:40, 1/22 @ 5:20
Singer-songwriter Andy Shauf blends folk with sophisticated pop. ??The Party is the ANTI- (Arts & Crafts in Canada) full-length debut for this Canadian songwriter, who grew up in small-town Saskatchewan.
“Shauf melds chipper British pop and breezy folk for a sound built from lush pianos, mellow acoustic guitars and jazzy rhythms. The result recalls classic pop songwriters in the vein of Harry Nilsson or Randy Newman, coupled with the plainspoken timbre of a Paul Simon, albeit with a laconic Canadian drawl. Shauf also possesses a keen, emotive ear for complex arrangements and lavish orchestrations.”
-Mike Katzif, NPR
"Every so often, you'll come across an artist who writes records like novels, pairing lyricism and expertly crafted instrumentals with rich storytelling, and Andy Shauf is surely one of them."