It all started as a Friday night kitchen song-swapping session between friends to get through Montreal’s never-ending winter and eventually led to the creation of their self-produced, self-titled album. For a first release, this alt-country-folk, Nashville influenced Canadiana band sound as if they have been playing together for years. And much of that is true. Guitarist Mike O’Brien seems to be the common thread, having worked alongside Angela Desveaux (Yonder Hill) since 2007, Katie Moore (Socalled, Yonder Hill) since 2008 and Michelle Tompkins (Sin & Swoon) since 2009. Andrew Horton (Katie Moore, Firemen, Notre Dame de Grass) is on upright bass and vocals, while Joe Grass (Patrick Watson, KLAUS) is on pedal steel and dobro. With a line up this superb, it’s only natural that they’ve created a sound that is rich and lasting, classic and most importantly, honest. With songs of small-town affairs, wayfaring love, choices and toiling away at the local grind, one would never guess that they call Montreal home. But Montreal was the perfect meeting place for these members who hail from the Okanagan Valley, Alberta, Ottawa Valley, Moncton, Antigonish and Cheticamp.