My Playlist - Jenn Grant
This is a good time for Jenn Grant. She's in Italy right now, at the tail end of a short tour promoting her latest recording Compostela. She's scheduled to perform at this year's CBCMusic.ca Festival at Echo Beach and she's also one of the judges for this year's Searchlight Competition.
And she's this week's host on My Playlist.
CBC Radio 2 host Rich Terfry calls Grant "one of the best singers in the world right now." And he should know. As Buck 65, he has collaborated with Grant a number of times, both on his tracks and on hers.
In fact, collaboration figures prominently in Grant’s bio. Her first full-length album featured duets with Ron Sexsmith, Matt Mays and Jill Barber. Her vocals are featured on a Hey Rosetta! track and her fifth album Compostela includes duets with Sarah Harmer, Rose Cousins, Buck 65 and Sexsmith.
Which brings us to another collaboration.
Grant's last three albums have been produced by her husband and bandmate Daniel Ledwell. His work has helped transform Grant’s folk and almost poppy ballads into lush and adventurous offerings—and made them the envy of musical couples across the country.
This week on My Playlist, Grant takes us through some of her favourite music, including Harmer's "Lodestar," "Night Windows" by the Weakerthans and "Untouchables" by Mo Kenney.
My Playlist airs Sunday at 3 p.m. (3:30 NT) and Wednesday at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) on CBC Radio 2.