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Kathryn Calder – Slip Away

Written by John Ritchie on May 26, 2010

Some things are worth waiting for, and this couldn’t be more true of Kathryn Calder’s debut solo album Are You My Mother? – a recording jam-packed with contributions from her amazing friends Neko Case, Kurt Dahle and Todd Fancey of The New Pornographers and members of Ladyhawke and Frog Eyes.

After playing keyboards and singing for Immaculate Machine and The New Pornographers for the past several years, a little voice in Kathryn Calder’s head started to ask her, ‘What would it be like to put out your own record?’ When she couldn’t wait any longer to find out, she and her producer, Colin Stewart, took over her childhood home in Victoria, BC and set up an impromptu recording studio. With little in the way of props or technology, the pair started to cobble together the songs that would become Are you my Mother?.

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