Stratford’s Bob Jensen released For the Sake of the Song in January.
Jensen, who had not produced an album of music since 1985, says that he recorded two songs just to see if he could still sing and had so much fun doing it that he decided to release a full album. The new project features ten mostly obscure cover songs from songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Woody Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt and Tom Waits.
“Some of these songs have been with me for more than 40 years,” says Jensen, “and for many different reasons, mean a great deal to me.”
For the Sake of the Song was produced and engineered by ECMA Award winner Chris Corrigan and features Emma LeBlanc (Vishtèn), James Keelaghan, dobro virtuoso Doug Cox and former Oysterband cellist, Ray Cooper. All guitar work was done by Corrigan at his home studio in Charlottetown.
“Sometimes I wonder if people fully appreciate what a great talent and a great resource Chris is,” says Jensen. “He is both a gifted musician and a fantastic producer who brings a lifetime of experience.”
The first single, “Who By Fire,” was recently released in Canada, Australia and Europe.