A new Roy Forbes recording is a rare occurrence. Roy doesn’t pop ‘em out every year or so. He takes his time, working slowly to get it right. Edge of Blue may just be the Vancouver singer-songwriter’s best yet- a summation by an artist who has been doing this for a long time. On this album both Roy’s roots and routes are showing; the influences he’s absorbed and where he’s been. Edge of Blue is 10 songs full of wisdom, confessions, vulnerability, sensuality, self- reflection and celebration. More of a soul album than country or folk; it has nothing to do with what is ‘hip’ and ‘happening’ in the mainstream music business. This is art song - memorable words, compelling compositions, spare production and a voice every bit as original as when the “Kid Full of
Dreams” first came to town almost fifty years ago - pure Roy Forbes.
"On his 11th album, the Canadian folk fixture from Dawson Creek offers up another collection of soulful numbers that range from an almost La Bamba-esque early rock ‘n’ roll sounds (Don’t Let Go), to beautiful country folk balladry (The Beating of Your Very Own Heart) and sweet blues (Feeling Mighty Lonesome). As always, his quavering tenor is powerful and full of emotion, the playing is deep in the pocket and listening to the album leaves you wondering why he isn’t a household name." - Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun/Province February 12, 2020
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