After spending a number of years writing songs for pop stars and indie country, pop & blues artists, Andrea England is riding the wave of her critically acclaimed CD produced by award winning producer/ guitarist Colin Linden (Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Bruce Coburn, Emmylou Harris) and featuring such special guest musicians as Bruce Brody (Lone Justice, Rickie Lee Jones), Dan Dugmore (James Taylor), Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Miranda Lambert) and Gordie Sampson (Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves).
“Hope & Other Sins,” has topped the GalaxyFolk Roots chart late and was the fifth most played album on their year-end chart. With roots radio support across Canada and critical acclaim from US and Canadian press, England is set to release her first US single, “Laundry” to radio in June 2014.
Here’s what folks are saying:
“Andrea continues to prove her talent with words is no flash in the pan. The stories are decorated in wonderful images and turn of phrase. Many songwriters sing and write fairly good melodies but to catch that ear with a clever line in a lyric over and over is talent of a rare kind. Joni Mitchell has it, Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Prine, Lucinda Williams and several others – who are famous. Despite still flying below their radar, Andrea deserves the special attention for her detailed, concise writing ability and fine voice. She is economical in her approach but the recipe is flavorful, consistent and memorable.” – John Apice, No Depression
“…This makes the world a better place. If there’s a Juno for unaffected innocence it should go to this second release by Sand Point, Nova Scotian born singer/songwriter, coming off a seven year hiatus since the 2005 debut release of her debut, Lemonade. Hope & Other Sins 10 neatly crafted country leaning-songs are tunefully melodic and believable in their straightforward narratives. The now-Toronto based artist has the enviable quality of sounding exactly like the characters she’s created…” – Peter Goddard, The Toronto Star
For more info, visit www.andreaengland.com!