STEVEN BOWERS

Steven's latest recording Beothuk Words (2011) marks his fourth full length album and his second project with producer Dale Murray (Cuff The Duke, Christina Martin, The Guthries). Recorded at Murray's studio in Port Howe, NS, Beothuk Words features nine songs and a line up of talented musicians including multi-instrumentalists Kev Corbett and Dale Murray, Keith Mullins (drums, percussion), Fleur Mainville (fiddle), Brian Murray (banjo), Daniel Ledwell (trumpets) and guest vocalist Christina Martin. Regarding the title [Beothuk Words], Steven says: "I was wrapping up production and trying to finish two final tracks. I stumbled on an article about the Beothuk, who were native inhabitants of Newfoundland during the time of European colonization in the 15th and 16th centuries. They became extinct as a people in 1829, and subsequently much of their language was lost. That really stuck with me. The title of the record speaks to the lyrical themes of impermanence, seasonal cycles and generations. The album closer (Song for Little You) was written after I found a photograph of my wife as a child. Its sister song and album opener (Song for Grown You) bookend the record, and the lost Beothuk Language, the idea that it came and left so quietly, was something that seemed to tie all of these ideas together."

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    With all my Might Goodnight

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  • 2
    Only One

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  • 3
    Mastodons

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  • 4
    Nor'easter

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  • 5
    Harmony Girls

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  • 6
    Thief Stealing Bells

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  • 7
    Fade on the Line

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  • 8
    Bees In Jars

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  • 9
    Tired Light

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  • 10
    Homing

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  • 11
    Bees In Jars

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  • 12
    Backroads Of Heaven

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  • 13
    Lily The Lion

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    Bury Me By The River

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    Early Birds & Night Owls

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  • 16
    Gas Station Lullaby

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  • 17
    Your Pretty Fault

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  • 18
    It Breaks You So

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  • 19
    Salesman

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  • 20
    The Boy Who Lost An Eye

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  • 21
    Migration

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