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Genres: Blues, Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
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Peter Ford | Calgary, Alberta, Canada | 09/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled across this guy during a performence at a small music club in Calgary, Alberta two yers ago. I had heard he could play but I had no idea! He blew me away. He stood alone centre stage with a single guitar and created 2 hours of music that left me speechless. If you're a fan of John Hiatt, you'll go crazy for this guy. On a different note, check out "Blackie and the Rodeo Kings". Stephen plays with this threesom of great guitarists and they just Rock! I've purchased and enjoyed all Fearing's albums but Indsutrial Lullaby is in my core group of "Driving Albums". It is superb. Thanks Stephen."
An excellent album!
brentmw | 06/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A talented singer-songwriter from Canada, Stephen Fearing isn't easy to describe and comparing him to other artists simply would not do him justice. Suffice it to say that he is definitely worth a listen.Listeners familiar with his first U.S. release from 1993, The Assassin's Apprentice, will not be disappointed by his latest effort, Industrial Lullaby. A memorable voice coupled with skillful guitar work (the latter showcased on the tracks "Robert's Waterloo" and "Long Suffering Waltz") will have you listening to his songs time and time again.My personal favorites include "The Upside Down," "Home," and "Dog on a Chain." In live performances, Stephen Fearing will tell you that "The Upside Down" is about Canadian politics, and the lyrics "But you can't run, you can't hide from the clowns / The circus performs in every town" deliver his humorous punch. "Home" is a toe-tapping song that you'll find yourself humming for days to come. And "Dog on a Chain" is a gorgeous ballad with Margo Timmons of the Cowboy Junkies. It's not the first time that Stephen Fearing has created beautiful music with a fellow Canadian; fans of Sarah McLachlan would be wise to check out their collaboration on the song "Expectations" from The Assassin's Apprentice.All in all, Industrial Lullaby is an excellent album!"
Lullaby showcases songwriting
brentmw | 06/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Those who are familiar with Fearing from his work with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will not be disappointed by his solo work. Industrial Lullaby is a well-written, well-performed effort. The sparse production allows Fearing (of fellow Rodeo King Colin Linden) to come right up close instead of being relegated to below a pile of studio rubble. At times, Fearing meanders dangerously towards the preachy, protest type of music. But Fearing redeems himself with such gems as "Home" and the sweet reflection of "Corryana.""