Kacy Lee Anderson and second cousin, Clayton Linthicum, seem to use the long Saskatchewan winters to scrub clean their sound, evoking the freshness of a January day. The instrumentation and vocals leave beautiful breathing - no, sighing - room while snow and sunshine trickle through the cracks in a manner so alluring it attracted Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to produce their albums The Siren’s Song and Carrying On. Their latest release Plastic Bouquet (2020) features songs written with a new collaborator, New Zealand songwriter Marlon Williams. Melding old time, Pacific country and troubadour traditions, Anderson’s vocals, sometimes sounding like pre-heroin heroine Marianne Faithfull strolling through an English country garden, float above instrumentation woven from homey elements of a backyard BBQ at Joni and Graham’s – dobro, drifting Voxy organ and agreeable, sparkling melodies. Their hopscotch through the songs is simple and serene, inviting kindler, gentler times to circle back to us.
Biography by Mary-Lynn Wardle