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Lucky Blue

by Tannis Slimmon

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Our Time Now 04:07
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Spirit House 03:37
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My Bike 03:05
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Edmonton 04:48
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Weathervane 05:06
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Around Him 03:58
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about

‘Lucky Blue’ is Tannis' second album. It received a 2008 Independent Music Award for ‘Best Song’ for the opening track ‘Ernest, Charlie & Allan’ and a nomination for ‘Best Album’. Producer Lewis Melville was nominated for Canadian Folk Music Award's 2007 Producer of the Year.

Lucky Blue has ten original tunes by Tannis & Lewis Melville and two songs by Lewis. The songs pay tribute to Canada’s past (in 'Underground Railroad'), reveal the human side of war (in 'Edmonton'), and blow wind through your hair on an attitude-changing ride (in 'My Bike').
The album package is a visual feast of works by many talented artists from Tannis’ community of Guelph and beyond, and includes a portrait by Mendelson Joe.

credits

released February 20, 2019

Produced by Lewis Melville with Tannis
Recorded by Lewis Melville
Additional recording by Chris Coleman (Leopard Frog Studio, Kingston) on track 5, by Lloyd Peterson (St. James Sound, Winnipeg) on tracks 1 and 9 and Dave Clark (Bon Cave Studio, Toronto) on track 8.
Mixed by Lewis Melville (songs 3,6,7,8,9,10,12) and Scott Merritt (songs 1,2,4,5,11) with Tannis
Mastered by Rick Hutt of Cedar Tree Studio

Artistic design by Brian Hydesmith of Hydesmith Communications and Nick Craine
Album artwork by Nick Craine, Mendelson Joe, Greg Denton, Ellen Beeken, Sona Mincoff, Pearl Vangeest, Carolyn Riddell
Photography by Tannis, Trevor Slimmon, Tracy Harrison
Don Walsh appears courtesy of Busted Flat Records
Stephen Fearing appears courtesy of True North Records
Thanks to Yodanga, the beautiful Cuban dancer with the blue dress.

SONG CREDITS

1. Ernest, Charlie and Allan (C#) (by Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville)
Tannis – acoustic and electric guitars, lead and vamp vocals
Shelley Marshall – harmony vocals
Keri Latimer – harmony vocals
Lewis – electric guitar, banjo, bass, drums & percussion (tambourine, tamborin, hand drum)
Dan Walsh – dobro
Michael Johnston – piano

2. Mountain of Love (B) (by Lewis Melville & Steve Potter)
Tannis – acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Scott Merritt – harmony vocals
Lewis – harmony vocals, electric guitar, banjo, Wurlitzer organ, xylophone
Nick Craine – electric (slide) guitar
Jeff Bird – bass
Dave Clark – drum kit & Okonkolo (bata drum)

3. Our Time Now (C#m) (by Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville)
Tannis - electric guitar, vocals
Jude Vadala – harmony vocals
Katherine Wheatley – harmony vocals
Lewis – harmony vocals, Tango guitar, drums
Karla Ferguson – accordion
Sean McManus – clarinet
Gord Mowat – acoustic bass

4. Spirit House (B) (by Tannis Slimmon, 1991 & 2006)
Tannis – acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Dan Walsh – dobro
Lewis – acoustic guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, bass, percussion (djembe, snare, hand drum)

5. My Bike (F) (by Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville)
Tannis – acoustic guitar, vocals
Gary W. Rasberry – harmony vocals
Jamie Campbell – harmony vocals
Lewis – acoustic & Portugese guitars, banjo, percussion (karagnon)
Teilhard Frost – fiddle, shaker
Chris Coleman – penny whistle
Mansa Sissoko – kora
Sam Allison – acoustic bass
Dave Clark – drums

6. Edmonton (B) (by Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville)
Tannis – vocals
David Francey – harmony vocals
Lewis – acoustic & electric guitars, banjo, accordion, pedal steel, mandocello, bass, drums & percussion (tambourine, shaker)

7. Weather Vane (F) (by Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville)
Tannis – acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Lewis – electric guitar, banjo, shaker
Nick Craine – electric guitar
Mansa Sissoko – kora
Jeff Bird – bass, mandolin
Dave Clark - drums

8. My Body Moves (G#) (by Lewis Melville)
Tannis – duet vocals
David Francey – duet vocals
Jeff Burke – bassoon
Lewis Melville – acoustic and Tango guitars, mandocello, banjo, bass

9. What I’m Going To Do (B) (by Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville)
Tannis – acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Jessy Bell-Smith - harmony vocals
Jessica Slimmon – harmony vocals
Katy Slimmon – harmony vocals
Stephen Fearing – electric guitar
Lewis – acoustic & electric guitars, bass, mandocello, pedal steel, bass, percussion (djembe, hand drum, tambourine, shaker), Pattison mandolin

10. I Never Dreamed (G#) (by Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville)
Tannis – acoustic guitar, lead and vamp vocals
Jessy Bell-Smith – harmony vocals
Lewis – electric guitar, banjo, percussion (tambourine, djembe, hand drum)
Corey Ticknor – mandolin
Murray D. Evans - harmonica
Gord Mowat – acoustic bass and bowed bass

11. Around Him (B) (by Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville)
Tannis - acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Jessy Bell-Smith – harmony vocals
Lewis – harmony vocals, electric guitar
Ken Whiteley – 12 string guitar, mandolin
George Koller – acoustic bass and bowed bass
Sam Cino – percussion (cymbals, drill bits, congas, djembe, shaker, goat nails)

12. Underground Railroad (G#) (by Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville)
Tannis – acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Stephen Fearing – harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
Dan Walsh – dobro
Lewis – electric guitar, banjo, bass, organ, pedal steel, bass, percussion (djembe, snare, high hats, karagnon)

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Tannis Slimmon Guelph, Ontario

Guelph’s Tannis Slimmon is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who has been recording and touring nationally and internationally for over three decades. Her warm, beautiful voice can be heard on more than 100 albums, including classic records from the Rheostatics and Barenaked Ladies. Honoured with the 2008 Contemporary Vocalist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for her 2nd album. ... more

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