Published Jun 13, 2017Dana Sipos delivered her most recent studio album Roll Up the Night Sky back in 2015, and the Canadian singer-songwriter is ready to follow that up with a new track called "Sleeping Buffalo."
The song hears Sipos testing out a new creative partnership, teaming up with New Brunswick's Owen Steel. They co-wrote the song together — an experience Sipos says was "something quite new and a bit terrifying for us both" — while attending a songwriter residency at the Banff Centre back in March.
The tune was inspired by the "majestic" view of Sleeping Buffalo Mountain outside the studio window and recorded using Steel's old tape machine. It features Sipos on vocals, Steel playing a Steinway piano andvibraphone, plus another of their fellow resident musicians, Lisa Crawley, on backing vocals. The track was mixed by Christopher Braun and mastered by Jake Nicoll, while the accompanying single artwork (pictured above) is by Nicole Kagan.
Sipos is currently on tour across Canada, and will be playing a string of shows with Steel next month. Check out their upcoming itinerary down below, then give their debut duet "Sleeping Buffalo" a spin at the bottom of the page.
06/13 Winlaw, BC - House show *
06/16 Brooke Valley, ON - Wildwood Farm
06/17 Quebec City, QC - Librairie St-Jean-Baptiste
06/21 Breadalbane, PEI -The Dunk ^
06/23-25 Newport, NS - Full Circle Festival ^
06/27 Halifax, NS - House Show ^
06/28 Fredericton, NB - Grimross Brewery^
06/29 St. Andrews, NB - Salty Towers ^
07/01 Montreal, QC - Rocket Science Room ^
07/02 Picton, ON - Small Pond Arts ^
07/04 Toronto, ON - Melbourne St.
07/13 Seaforth, ON - House Show
07/14-16 London, ON - Home County Music Art Festival
07/18-21 Edmonton, AB - Artists on Board Via Rail ^
07/21-23 Fort MacLeod, AB - South Country Fair ^
07/24 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood ^
07/25 Canmore, AB - House Show ^
07/26 Banff, AB - Nourish Bistro ^
07/28 Edmonton, AB - House Show ^
07/29-08/01 Toronto, ON - Artists on Board Via Rail ^
08/05 Sarnia, ON - Refined Fools Brewery
08/06 Winsdor, ON - On Roots Concert Series
08/13 Toronto, ON - Music City Summer Series
08/30 Nashville, TN - TBA
08/31-09/2 Cookeville, TN - Muddy Roots Music Festival
09/03-04 Grafton, ON - Shelter Valley Folk Festival
* with Abigail Lapell
^ with Owen Steel