Published Aug 16, 2012Nick Ferrio plays with both the Burning Hell and Baby Eagle & the Proud Mothers, but he'll be showcasing his own songs for the first time this year when Nick Ferrio & His Feelings release their self-titled debut on September 18 through Shuffling Feet Records.
The disc was recorded with Ian Romano in Wellan, ON. There, Ferrio and his backing band "made a record of country music the way it was recorded generations ago -- with ribbon mics and tape machines." It was mixed by Dan Weston (City and Colour, Daniel Romano, Shad).
The songs draw on Ferrio's experiences as a touring musician. A press release notes that song subjects include "a cautionary, autobiographical tale of a night he wound up in a Swiss jail" and "a woman who killed her husband on a hunting trip in Newfoundland mistaking him for a bear." Stream the twangy roots number "Popular Flower" at the bottom of the page.
Ferrio and his band will embark on a selection of tour dates this fall. Scroll past the tracklist to see the schedule.
Nick Ferrio & His Feelings:
1. Night Garden
2. Popular Flower
3. Always Searching
4. Free Man, Switzerland
6. Story's Long, Story's Old
7. The Trial of Mary Harshbarger
8. Kolnischer Park
9. When We Sang Together
9/19 Peterborough, ON - Montreal House ^
9/20 Guelph, ON - E-Bar
9/21 Kingston, ON - The Artel
9/27 Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar *
9/28 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood $
9/29 Quebec City, QC - L' Agitee
9/30 Moncton, NB - Plan B %
10/1 Halifax, NS - The Company House
10/4 St. John's, NL - The Ship ~
10/5 St. John's, NL - Inn of Olde
10/6 Port Rexton, NL - Two Whales Cafe
^ with Shotgun Jimmie, Baby Eagle, J. Kutchma
* with the Pining, Coole & Downes
$ with the Dinner Belles
% with Colonial Quarrels
~ with the Burning Hell