"The trio of voices blend together beautifully atop rootsy instrumentation, leaving listeners feeling warmed up audibly and emotionally." - Exclaim
"Lush harmonies and Christmas spirit come together on Stay Warm" - Beatroute
"album is a rich and terrific listening experience featuring the women’s melodic, seamless harmonies" - Red Deer Express
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 7, 2018 - TODAY, Canadian folk trio The O'Pears, comprised of Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris, and Meg Contini, release their sophomore album Stay Warm. Stay Warm was produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Sarah Slean, Megan Bonnell, David Myles) and features a cappella covers of winter classics sprinkled between seven original songs.
"While writing for this album, we explored what a lifetime of winters and holidays has meant to each of us, to capture a more inclusive perspective on such a complex time of year;" shares the band. "The holidays can bring rest, joy, and cheer, but for many it is a time to process loss or grief, to revisit family conflicts, and most holiday music and traditions intensify these feelings. We wanted to include this side of the holidays in our version of a modern holiday album."
The trio kicked off the "Stay Warm" tour last night in Hamilton and will celebrate with a hometown show this Tuesday, December 11th at The Drake Underground in Toronto. All details can be found below and at www.theopears.com.
STREAM/BUY STAY WARM HERE
The trio recently completed a Home Routes tour through Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The new album has garnered attention from the likes of The Strombo Show, Spotify's "Folk & Friends" Playlist, Exclaim, CBC Music, Folk Roots Radio, Beatroute, Hamilton Spectator, CBC Radio One, Global TV Morning Show, Toronto Guardian, She Does The City, and FYI Music News.
"STAY WARM" TOUR
Dec 7 - Trenton, ON @ Old Church Theatre
Dec 9 - Russell, ON @ House Concert
Dec 11- Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground
Dec 13 - Canmore, AB @ Canmore Arts Place
Dec 14 - Red Deer, AB @ Knox Presbyterian Church
Dec 15 - Sangudo, AB @ Cookhouse on Main
Dec 17 - Fernie, BC @ Fernie Arts Station
Dec 20 - Calgary, AB @ Ironwood
Jan 12 - Kitchener, ON @ The Registry Theatre
Jan 19 - Utopia, ON @ Utopia Hall
Jan 25 - London, ON @ Aeolian Hall
Feb 1 - Fergus, ON @ Fergus Grand Theatre
Feb 2 - Waterford, ON @ Waterford Town Hall
Feb 8 - Miami Beach, FL @ Ground Up Music Festival
What's The Story about The O'Pears?
The O’Pears are a Toronto-based contemporary folk trio made up of Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris, and Meg Contini, three songwriters who weave stories that stir the spirit and capture the timeless character of folk music. With beautifully blended harmonies, insightful songwriting, and a playful love of performing, they make perfectly balanced vocal performances look effortless. Each member of The O’Pears is a distinctly talented musician with a stand-alone voice, style, and stage presence and together they are breathtaking.
This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada's private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffusers privés du Canada.