White Ash Falls

'By the River Bend' (album stream)

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Sep 3, 2012

Vancouver musician Andy Bishop has played in Yukon Blonde, Twin River and Red Cedar, in addition to his solo project White Ash Falls. Now he's preparing to release his debut solo record under that moniker, which is titled By the River Bend and set to arrive on September 4 through Light Organ Records.

Speaking about the musical direction of White Ash Falls, Bishop said in a press release: "I've played in punk bands. I've done just about everything, but I've always had a thing for folk music. With other types of music, I feel like I'm writing for that genre. Whereas for White Ash Falls, I'm writing for myself, and this is what comes out."

The folksy-sounding record isn't just a one-man show, though. Bishop says he views it as "a collective," with collaborators coming and going based on their schedules. While boasting a number of originals, the record also features covers of Hoagy Carmichael's "Hong Kong Blues" and classic Scottish folk tune "Katie Cruel."

Hear the results by listening to White Ash Falls' debut album By the River Bend below.

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