Calgary based singer-songwriter Lauren Mann began performing around 2008, collaborating with local musicians in a collective that became known as the Fairly Odd Folk. There’s a lot going on underneath Mann and the Fairly Odd Folks’ well crafted songs. Writer Claudia Alterman sums it up best in the Utne Reader:
Ukuleles, violins, violas, banjos, cellos, trumpets, vibraphones, melodicas, bassoons, trombones, flutes, drums, guitars, glockenspiels, clarinets, whistling, pianos, background vocals, hand claps, and Lauren Mann’s alluring, melodic voice all blend gorgeously in this collection of folk-pop.
Mann’s folk influenced pop music brings to mind 10,000 Maniacs with a dash of Of Monsters and Men. She’s got a confident voice and a very strong set of songs.
Below, download the entire album, Over Land And Sea, via NoiseTrade.