Stunning vocal arrangements of traditional songs, sprinkled with classics by the likes of Hank Williams, Utah Phillips, George Jones or Bob Dylan. Perhaps an original song or two. A big, fat, glorious sound. It all sounds a bit unlikely unless you've been to a Finest Kind concert, in which case you understand. This remarkable trio from Ottawa, Canada came together in 1991, and since then has forged an international reputation for innovative but traditionally-rooted harmony applied to an eclectic repertoire of great songs, all served up with informed and entertaining good humour. The singing is powerful, the harmonies rich and full of surprises, and audience goosebumps are an inevitable part of the Finest Kind experience.
“Three of the finest voices in Canada singing about our past and filling the dark and still air with soaring, glorious harmonies”
David Francey, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, 2002.
“lan Robb, Ann Downey and Shelley Posen together make one of the most captivating acts on the scene”
”The qualities of the individual and combined voices were a wonder to behold”
David Kidman, The Living Tradition: live reviews, at the Derby Traditional Music and Arts Festival, 2006 and 2008
“Finest Kind give me the feeling that they would sing with as much zest in my kitchen as they might on some lofty concert stage”
Roy Harris, The Living Tradition
“You'll be thrilled by the vitality of their voices, humbled by the scope of their repertoire, and moved by the experience of witnessing three good friends sharing the joy of wonderful songs"
Matt Watroba, Sing Out!