Review: Jenn Grant – Compostela (Outside Music)

Jenn GrantOne of Atlantic Canada’s most distinctive voices, Jenn Grant summons the inner-folkie that we knew existed all along with her fifth full-length effort Compostela. This isn’t to say that this is a new musical path for Grant as much as it is perhaps the most defined of her musical career. Despite welcoming friends like Buck 65 and Ron Sexsmith to help fill out the record, Grant confidently holds court throughout the record’s 13 tracks. “Trailer Park,” “Bring Me A Rose,” “Barcelona” and “Spades” each radiate a comforting kind of warmth that lesser musicians might not be able to get across as easily. Compostela will undoubtedly prove to be one of the best records to emerge from Atlantic Canada this year.