Big River by Eamon McGrath

Who: Eamon McGrath from Edmonton, AB.

What: Makes me think Tom Waits is singing old Neil Young b-sides. ‘13 Songs of Whiskey and Light‘ (April 28th, White Whale) is the album by Edmonton’s Eamon McGrath. Chosen from a collection of 18 home-recorded albums and over 100 songs, these 13 made the cut. Sounding like they were written by a songwriter way past Eamon’s 20 years, its an spin that keeps you listening. A snapshot into the life of a guy who writes, tours, records all the time; playing live with whoever shows up. Rawness in his voice singing honest lyrics. Catch him live touring with the White Whale 5 Year Anniversary Tour, stopping in Toronto Thursday, May 7th at the Dakota. Check here for more details.

Song: Big River.