James Kasper to release his second solo album "small town gods & devils" July 18, 2009.
James Kasper is an award-winning roots-noir singer-songwriter whose 2009 sophomore solo release "small town gods & devils" shows a darker, edgier Kasper. The record revisits the intimate, rich, dynamic vocals of 2007's "The Old Fashioned Way," but on this new release, a raw, melancholic sound permeates a more conceptual disc, punctuated by the subtle but progressive programming & production of Eric Hogg. Kasper has collaborated with Blue Rodeo's Bob Egan, Toronto's Revival Dear, Bob Wiseman, and opened for the legendary Ray Charles at the Variety Club Telethon in 1998. Kasper's "haunting vocals and strong songwriting" (Monday Magazine), along with his intense live performances, continue to captivate roots music fans across Canada.
"Smart, original songs framed by a seductively whimsical sound." - Joseph Blake, Times-Colonist.
"Haunting vocals, strong songwriting." - John Threlfall, Monday Magazine.
"James Kasper's songwriting skills take the listener on a journey with each phrase turned...Layer upon layer of rootsy goodness." - Rob Pingle, 101.9FM CFUV.
"Good lyrics and strong, interesting melodies are hard to find in much of today's music. James Kasper delivers and then some." - Michael Burke, Cordova Bay Entertainment Group Inc.
See also: www.jameskasper.com