No matter what mood I am in, I always end up listening to sad and obscure Canadian folk singers; as a friend from Calgary pointed out, that does not sound so bad after all!
This time around I stumbled upon the MySpace page of Giant Hand, a young Ottawa-based artist who goes by the name of Kirk Ramsay: the first song on his page was still playing when I logged into my iTunes account to download his debut album “Coming Home”. It did not take me long to realize that Kirk is a talented artist, who performs his acoustic music with sparse and precise arrangements that showcase the depth of his songwriting.
The more often I listen to “Coming Home”, the more enchanted I become. Kirk’s voice sounds so vulnerable and he really wears his heart on his sleeve when he sings.
Legend has it Kirk picked up a guitar only a year and a half ago, after watching the documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Now he is a top friend on his hero’s MySpace page. Giant Hand is ready to hit the big time.
MP3 Giant Hand – Coming Down from the Mountains
MySpace: Giant Hand
Buy Giant Hand – Coming Home at iTunes Music Store