The Weather Station is a Canadian gem; arguably one of our most productive and artistically complete purveyors of music. The musical persona of Toronto singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman, their music is contemplative, richly detailed and expansive in scope. With an obvious nod to the poetry, and restless musical adventure that is Joni Mitchell, The Weather Station weaves together folk and rock with well-placed jazz and ambient touches. Lindeman’s lyrics read as vivid short stories delivered as she moves from a deep alto to a breathy soprano and back with ease. Releasing two brilliant recordings during our COVID discontent, Lindeman has cemented her place as an exceedingly accomplished and interesting artist regardless of genre. Released in 2021, Ignorance is an ambitious project of complex arrangements that found itself on many year-end “best of” lists. In 2022, How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars stripped it all back with songs performed almost entirely on piano and enhanced by splashes of horns, guitar, upright bass and duet vocals. This stunning album was followed by a first-time feature appearance on Austin City Limits. Bear witness to this nuanced, engaging and demanding music.
Biography by Jay Nelson