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Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:47

Rah Rah 11/21/12 + Video

Rah Rah at 88.1 KDHX Rah Rah at 88.1 KDHX Kelsey McClure
Written by Amy Faerber
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  • Date Recorded: November 21, 2012
  • Artist / Band: Rah Rah
  • Hosting Show: The Space Parlour
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

Indie band Rah Rah just keeps growing, picking up ever-more-talented musicians as they sing, strum and write their way across the country in support of their latest album, "The Poet's Dead."

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They are a traveling band of guitarists, drummers, keyboardists, a violinist, several vocalists and even an accordion aficionado. But strip them down to a trio and what you've got is these four songs, recorded in one live session at 88.1 KDHX. Each song treats the listener to a different side of this multi-faceted and ever-changing cadre of Canadians.

The pared-down song "Art and a Wife" features Marshall Burns' description of an aspiring musician's journey that's as honest and clean as his voice. If there is a lesson to be extracted from this story, it's that dreams can be our way of finding out what we really want. Erin Passmore has a pealing bell of a voice that pairs perfectly with the more ragged and edgy guitar on "Prairie Girl."

"Duet for Emmylou and the Grievous Angel" brings Passmore and Burns together as they harmonize oh so sweetly. The line "It is fashionable to be single in big cities, but not in small towns" will have you singing to yourself. "Christmas in Prison" -- originally written and recorded by John Prine -- has an almost hypnotic cadence that will pleasantly repeat in your head.

So go on and have a listen.

All photos by Kelsey McClure.

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