Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Artist Profile: City and Colour

A coworker of mine played City and Colour's album "Sometimes" during one of our shifts a few weeks ago. I loved the entire album and immediately went home and downloaded it, as well as the newer album: "Bring Me Your Love." The singer has a truly beautiful voice which, matched with an acoustic guitar, is empowering and heart-wrenching.

Here is the Artist Breakdown:

City and Colour is the alias for Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, also known as the guitarist and singer of the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. He started playing under this alias in 2004. He plays acoustic and folk music, and is often accompanied by a varying number of musicians.

The band name City and Colour comes from his own name: Dallas, a city, and Green a colour. His reasoning for the name was that he felt uneasy "putting the album out under the name Dallas Green."

Green said that he had been writing material since he was around the age of 13. Regarding the songs released on his first album, Sometimes, Green said that he had been writing material for it throughout the course of his life, and finished writing songs for it in 2005.



Bring Me Your Love
Here are some of my favorite songs by City and Coulour:

For more information or to listen to City and Colour visit his website:

Let me know what you think of his music, or ideas for other music for me to feature in the comments below!

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