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I Can't Believe It's Not - Joni Mitchell 'Blue' feat. Felicity DeCarle

The NAC Presents Series and Arboretum Festival are thrilled to present the 7th edition of Ottawa’s beloved tribute series, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT. 

To chime in the winter holidays, the series returns with Joni Mitchell’s 1971 masterpiece Blue performed live by the ICBIN crew plus members of The Heavy Medicine BandScattered CloudsFeversAdam SaikaleyCatriona SturtonSparklesaurus, and many more!

Critically-acclaimed upon its release, Mitchell's fourth album weaved her idiosyncratic folk, with unconventional instrumentation, wild melodies, and hints of her impending explorations into free jazz. Anchored by heavy classics River, California, and A Case of You, The New York Times chose Blue as one of the 25 albums that represented "turning points and pinnacles in 20th-century popular music".

 

So Right music video OUT NOW! 

Here's our video for our newest single "So Right" as directed and filmed by the ever so lovely Hannah Judge. Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Sebastian DeCarle.

 

ANNOUNCED: SPARKLESAURUS at RBC OTTAWA BLUESFEST 2017 - JULY 9

Get your tickets now! https://www.ottawabluesfest.ca

 

SPARKLESAURUS IN OTTAWA BEAT:

"Sparklesaurus has only been making music in its current form for a year but their sound is potently charged and teeming with life.
At first listen, the band’s debut EP Perennials, released in July 2016, feels like humble, luxurious pop ballads diced with airy, twinkling notes—only, it’s more complex than that. Upon peeling back the layers of the album, Perennials is nothing short of astonishing. Sonically and vocally, it is wildly experimental, yet the song writing beats with a polished pop core. The album riffs on the band’s seemingly established recipe: slow-building, luscious chord progressions, comforting dreary guitar tones, and retro baselines.
Aside from the band’s synergy, the blend of elegance and tenderness is one of the most enticing things about their music. It’s young, vibrant, and self-aware, while simultaneously unaware of its magical hold on its audience.
Ultimately, the magic of Sparklesaurus lies in their ability to make music for dreamers and make-believers. This is music for sentimental, misty-eyed folks wearing nostalgia goggles. Their timeless retrograde songs prove that within the scope of this band and their music to follow, all that glitters is truly gold."
 - Ottawa Beat, 2017
http://ottawabeat.com/2017/01/24/sparklesaurus-glitters-gold/