Kim Wempe – Painting With Tides (Ground Swell / Warner Music Canada)

Kim Wempe is a vocal powerhouse and on this, her full-length debut record, she manages to create many instantly memorable moments. Wempe enlists an enviable cast of musicians to help paint this masterpiece, relying heavily on mandolin violin and pedal steel throughout the record’s 11 tracks. Highlights worth checking out include Waves of Colour, Chameleon, Bring It Here and the beautiful harmonies featured on The Grave.