Tanglefoot – Agnes on the Cowcatcher
Championing the cause of Canadian history and mythology, Tanglefoot releases their fifth CD, their second on Borealis Records. “Agnes on the Cowcatcher” is a rich and varied mosaic of 14 new original songs of pride, passion, mayhem, splendour, muscle, tears, lust, longing, nerve, wit, honour and passion. From rural Quebec to Alberta’s Oldman River, from a forgotten Niagara Falls hero to a noble war-time gesture on Lake Ontario, from bitter reflection of a life wasted to the joy of a life just begun, the songs tell essential Canadian stories. This is quintessential Tanglefoot, armed with boundless energy and their trademark vocal harmonies. Each of the five band members takes their turn on lead and harmony vocals. Joe Grant covers fiddle and guitar; Al Parrish plays Bartlett bass; Rob Ritchie is on piano and accordion; Steve Ritchie handles guitar, whistle, needles and boots; Terry Young is on mandolin, guitar, banjo, tenor banjo and harmonica. Musicians: Joe Grant: vocals, fiddle and guitar. Al Parrish: vocals, Bartlett bass. Rob Ritchie: vocals, piano, accordion. Steve Ritchie: vocals, guitar, whistle, needles, boots. Terry Young: vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo, tenor banjo, harmonica.
Produced by: Paul Mills and Steve Ritchie