Carolyn Mark is preparing to release her 8th full-length record (9th if you count her album with Neko Case as The Corn Sisters, 10th if you include her compilation soundtrack for Robert Altman's film, "Nashville"). Her new album will be called The Queen of Vancouver Island and released on September 18th, 2012 on her longtime label, Mint Records. Carolyn's last release, Let's Just Stay Here, that she co-wrote with NQ Arbuckle, was nominated for a Juno award and this will be the official follow-up.
The Queen of Vancouver Island was recorded in 4 locations (Hollister, CA, Vancouver, Victoria and Vancouver) in 5 sessions during the winter of 2011-12 with the tops in the field, one can't help thinking THIS IS THE ONE!
The Queen Of Vancouver Island - due out on Sept 18th, 2012Preview the first single, "Not Like The Movies" hereTrack Listing:1. Poor Farmers2. The Queen of Vancouver Island3. Baby Goats4. Not Talk5. Best Friend6. Flaming Star7. Nobody('s Perfect) 8. Mellie's Book9. Not Like the Movies10. The Cereal is the Prize11. Old Whores12. You're not a Whore (if no one's paying) "really there's no roots-country chanteuse as engaging as Mark, whose well-intentioned banter is capable of making even the sourest puss at a show crack a smile." - Exclaim! Carolyn Mark on Tour:15 June - The Branch, Kemptville, ON16 June - Neat Cafe, Burnstown, ON17 June - Montreal Folk Festival, Montreal, QC22 June - Killaloe Curling Club, Killaloe, ON23 June - The Black Sheep, Wakefield, QC24 June - Manhattan's, Guelph, ON27 June - Jane Bond, Waterloo, ON29 June - Cameron House, Toronto, ON5 July - The Rendezvous, Seattle, WA6 July - Siren's, Port Townsend, WA7 July - Shed Fest, Friday Harbor, WA8 July - Pride, Victoria, BC11 July - Pine Family Social Club, Victoria, BC12 July - Raw Canvas, Vancouver, BC13 July - Hope Bay Studio, Pender Island, BC14 July - The Roxy, Gabriola Island, BC27 July - Blackjack's, Nisku, AB28 July - Blackjack's, Nisky, AB29 July - Sasquatch Fest, Evansburg, AB3 August - Kumsheen River Rafting, Kumsheen, BC4 August - Johnson Fest, Cumberland, BC4 August - The Packing House, Spences Bridge, BC9 August - The Abeline, Rochester, NY11 August - Marty's, Buffalo, NY12 August - Bait and Tackle, Brooklyn, NY13 August - The Ear Inn, New York, NY14 August - The Rodeo Bar, New York, NY16 August - The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, ON17 August - Fred Eaglesmith Picnic, Aylmer, ON18 August - Fred Eaglesmith Picnic, Aylmer, ON19 August - Fred Eaglesmith Picnic, Aylmer, ON20 August - Moonshine Tavern, Oakville, ON22 August - Terra Nova, Creemore, ON