From a small town above the Arctic Circle, Abe Drennan writes pensive, inspiring folk songs that give a sense of hope. His band ONE released their debut album, "We All Have a Dream" in 2014. With folk/rock flare and punchy rhythms the album is a good reminder that even in the darkest moments, we are all in this together. His newest project, a folk album titled, the "Iglu Sessions" is happening now and will be released August 1st, 2019. Recorded in the famous Iglu Church in Inuvik, Northwest Territories the album was produced by LA based singer/songwriter/producer, Jason Manns. The songs are personal accounts of living in the north on the traditional lands of the Inuvialuit and Gwich'in people, they are stories of loss, hope and healing for the future.
Thanks to the Northern Arts and Cultural Center and CBC North, he has opened for two-time Latin Grammy award winner, Alex Cuba, and recent Maple Blues Award and Juno winner, Jim Byrnes. He has opened for Juno nominee Rick Fines, and shared the stage with Juno winner, Leela Gilday.
Here is what his friends are saying;
“You should check out Abe Drennan! He is this artist who actually makes you feel good after having listened to him. His songs are about more than clichéd love, or hate-filled tripe. And he takes ownership of his music. You can’t say that much these days, it seems. I believe in this artist for his artistry, and that’s why you should believe in him." Gene Jenks
The Iglu Sessions Project
With some help from the NWT Arts Council, "The Iglu Sessions" project was born and 4 years later the album is almost finished! LA based singer/songwriter/producer Jason Manns is producing the album as well as the single, Spirit's Soared. Inuvik's Tony Devlin of Black Fly Studios is working on the visuals and Erika Wolfe is designing the album cover. Its not too late to get in on some great perks in the Indiegogo campaign! Check it out at: htpps://igg.me/at/abedrennan
Here are some of his friends that help bring the project alive.
CBC Searchlight 2019 Entry
Algonquin Sun was featured as a Round 1 Searchlight 2019 Standout!
"This a rootsy folk song in the great Canadian tradition of Gordon Lightfoot, the Rheostatics and Hayden." CBC Producers
Here is what his friends are saying!
"I LOVE this song, so deeply, SO much. The music goes right into my soul. And, Abe's voice, oh my word, his voice is pure gold, smooth as a caress, so deep and reassuring. The song brings me to tears because the words describe something I've seen hundreds upon hundreds of times when I paddled my dad's old canoe out onto Lake Pennesseewassee in Maine. In spring, summer and fall, I probably canoed almost every day. I hungered to be with the water that much. So, I've seen diamonds on the lake. Oh, this song is so meaningful to me. It is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. Abe is a highly gifted and passionate songwriter and musician." ~ Robin Easton, author, songwriter, performer, nature photographer