New LP "Sun & Moon" Drops Aug. 6 - available today exclusively on trevortchirmusic.com!Trevor Tchir finally returns with the release of his fifth album of original songs, Sun & Moon.
Sun & Moon drops officially on August 6, when it will be available on major streaming services. Starting June 25, it will be available exclusively at trevortchirmusic.com!
This is Tchir’s first album in twelve years, and its songs speak to the midlife experiences of raising kids, losing loved ones, following dreams in a precarious economy, and acting as a citizen at time when democracy faces stark challenges. If things get heavy, there’s a song about forgetting it all and enjoying a ball game, or dancing ‘til the band goes home. The sound is steeped in the Americana roots tradition, while Tchir’s imagery and stories are grounded north of the border.
The album features a talented and experienced supporting cast of musicians who have earned regional, national, and international recognition in their own or other projects. There are new collaborators from the Sault, including Frank Deresti [Lake Effect] on bass; Sheldon Jaaskelainen on violin; Mark Gough on drums; Michael Kienhofer on dobro; and Keiko Larocque & Nancy Sylvestre singing harmonies. Tchir also reunites with longtime bandmates from his prairie hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, including his brother, Stephen Tchir [Provincial Archive, Colleen Brown] on guitar, mandolin, and backup vocals, as well as Bramwell Park [Provincial Archive, Scott Cook] on banjo. Finally, the album features favourites from the Ottawa scene, where Tchir’s musical journey took off, including Pierre Chrétien [Souljazz Orchestra] on organ, Al Bragg on pedal steel, and Lindsay Ferguson, featured singing on a country duet.