Linda Saslove / Everything
Release Date: Feb. 18, 2018
Purchase Link: CD Baby
All songs by Linda Saslove (SOCAN)
Recorded and Mixed by Bill Bell
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Genre: Folk / Singer-Songwriter
“Wonderful production, musicians, and of course the songs. A voice that is moving and heartfelt.” Ken Tobias
With her debut album, Linda Saslove has given us Everything she can. The 10-song collection indeed lives up to its title in displaying the pure heart and soul Saslove has consistently projected as she’s risen through the Canadian folk music world.
Having built her reputation through songs on various compilations and in international songwriting contests, in 2017 Saslove teamed with producer/guitarist Bill Bell (Tom Cochrane, Jason Mraz) to make a record. In the process, Bell assembled a band of session stars to participate, including cellist Kevin Fox, pedal steel player Burke Carroll, keyboardist Mark Lalama, drummer Davide Direnzo and bassist Marc Rogers. The combined efforts provide the perfect accompaniment to Saslove’s classic voice and writing style.
She began as a part of the Ottawa folk scene, where she wrote her first original song, “Someone Who Cares,” which, all these years later, has found its home as one of Everything’s standout cuts.
Saslove settled in Toronto after that, where another of Everything’s notable tracks, “The Last Goodbye,” appeared on several compilation albums in an earlier version. Other songs on Everything, such as “Special,” “Sweetheart Tree,” “Wonderland” and “It’ll All Work Out” have equally resonated as staples of Saslove’s live shows, and can now be heard in sparkling studio versions.
Saslove’s musical journey began the moment she walked into Ottawa’s legendary coffeehouse Le Hibou, and her music continues to open new doors. Saslove may have written these songs at different points in her life, but their themes of love remain timeless, and in many ways have taken on much deeper meanings.