Ali McCormick’s 2018 Coast-to-Coast Album Release Tour takes her through Ontario en route to Vancouver Island after performing throughout the Maritimes and Newfoundland this spring.
Though the body has ventured across the land, the soul has never strayed far from her childhood homestead. Ali McCormick offers up her most personal offering to date with That Place You Know, her third album.
A true wilderness wordsmith, Ali populates her music with colourful characters you enjoy spending time with. Rooted in folk, songs like “Tackle Box, Saw, Chain and a Knife” and “The Woodstove” show the road at the end of a long tour now leads to her own cozy clearing on an island sheep farm.
That Place You Know, like 2016’s Clean Water and 2014’s self-titled recording, is full of tasty, road-tested songs. Brimming with youthful hi-jinks and wild days at the midway, there are also cherished moments spent at home in the warm caress of love. One would expect no less from The Lioness of Lanark County.
“Way back in the 60’s it was all about ‘back to the land’ and ‘going to the country’. Well, now the next generation is coming back from the country to report on their progress. According to Ali McCormick, things really fine there. On her 3rd album “That Place You Know” she tells stories of growing up and hanging out in her beloved rural setting. Listening to Ali is as close as many will get to moving to the country…it leaves one feeling the mud between your toes and a calmer spirit and we thank her for it.” -Hugh Ambrose, Folk Everything CFRC 101.9 fm, Kingston ON