I started writing some of these songs in 2012 when I played in a band called Hey Pilgrim. The Ellesmere is a collection of personal material from a difficult time in my life. When Hey Pilgrim played their last show in January of 2015, I started to work on this project, and asked a couple of my close friends - Jeff and Tom - to play on it with me. We had two or three practices with the material before recording the drums and acoustic guitar as the foundation and slowly chipped away at the project over the next year and a half. The idea behind this project was to make something raw, and not overly polished, to align with the feelings of the songs that i had put together. As the project started to wind down I was also lucky enough to have my friend Kaeleigh sing back-up vocals and add some harmonies. This album is one of my favourite projects over the last couple of years and I named it after my first condo in downtown Winnipeg; a place with a pretty coloured history and where I wrote or experienced the things captured in these songs.
released March 6, 2017
All songs written and arranged by Paul Webster except Fare Thee Well.
Paul Webster - vocals, guitars, bass
Tomas Hurlburt - guitars, xylophone, keys
Jeff Patteson - drums, percussion
Kaeleigh Ayre - vocals
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