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WE WANT ALL THE SAME THINGS, Erin Propp & Larry Roy

There is nuance in the everyday; in its layers of love, joy, and hurt, and in its emotional currents ever present. Erin reaches into the everyday and blurs the edges, creating works that are at once deeply personal and achingly relatable. These are songs that take it all in, that read between the lines, that hear the subtext, that feel it, that say it out loud.

Her voice rings true with nuance and power, with rare clarity and precision. It is a tool of exacting expression, expertly honed. It reaches in to resonate; calling the listener inside, sounding the overtones of our shared experience.

Erin finds a natural fit for her winsome voice and creative calling in a blend jazz and folk, working with renowned Winnipeg jazz musician and engineer/producer Larry Roy. The Winnipeg-based collaborators share an intersecting love of the expressive vocabulary of jazz, and the melodic, honest, timelessness of folk. Erin’s debut album, Courage, My Love features songs penned by Erin, and harmonized, produced, and engineered by Larry. The result is a folk/jazz album of originals and standards with wide appeal, lauded by jazz and folk audiences alike.

Courage, My Love (2012) was met with praise and acclaim, winning Best Jazz Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards (2013), and a Juno nomination in the category of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (2014).

Once again, Erin will release a collaborative album with Larry Roy, due to be released April 23, 2021. Pre-save their long-awaited sophomore record, “We Want All the Same Things” now.

Praise for Erin:

"Winnipeg singer-songwriter Erin Propp has a voice that is as clear as mountain

fresh spring water. If you could bottle the purity of Erin's voice singers around the

world would line up to drink it. Give your ears a treat and listen to Erin Propp

sing."

- Tim Tamashiro, Host of Tonic, CBC Radio 2

“…great sincere and soulful voice…”

- Holger Peterson, Stony Plains Records

“I'm so moved by this beautiful music! Their originals are haunting and

gorgeously crafted, Erin’s vocals are pristine and effortless, and I really love the

production/craftsmanship of the recordings.”

- Becca Stevens, Artist

“Erin Propp proves she is a hugely talented singer and songwriter whenever she

takes the stage, and on her debut CD with guitarist Larry Roy, Courage, My Love.”

- Chris Smith, Winnipeg Free Press

“[Erin’s voice is] equal parts sweet and sincere…another unique and welcome

voice for the 21st century!”

- Jaymz Bee, JazzFM Toronto

WE WANT ALL THE SAME THINGS, Erin Propp & Larry Roy

Erin and Larry’s album, We Want All the Same Things, is their long-awaited second release, following their 2012 debut stunner, Courage, My Love (2012). Courage was met with praise and acclaim, winning Best Jazz Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards (2013), and a Juno nomination in the category of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (2014).

We Want All the Same Things is a new pinnacle of startling beauty and musical insight from the Winnipeg duo. With this release, Erin Propp and Larry Roy have created a soundscape that is in contrast to what we see in the world today. This music speaks to the listener with songs that are powerful but not aggressive, diverse without being in conflict with itself, and offers a vision of a softer world. Erin and Larry’s songs explore the facets of people living alongside one another – the ease and adversity within mutualism, and ultimately the true privilege it is to struggle through life together.

Recorded from February through to November 2020, Erin and Larry began the project just before the world shut down in a global pandemic. In the rare weeks when restrictions lifted enough to meet in the studio, the duo enjoyed life-giving days of making music with friends. With contributions made both locally and remotely, We Want All the Same Things features an array of talent, including Larnell Lewis of Snarky Puppy, Jimmy Greene, Steve Wilson, Rogerio Boccato, Mike Downes, Julian Bradford, Joey Landreth and Will Bonness.

Erin Propp and Larry Roy can do it all, from charming intimate jazz club sets, to moving concert hall performances, and We Want All the Same Things is certainly poised to bring them there and back again.

We Want All the Same Things is the music that was meant to follow up their touching debut, Courage, My Love. The eight years in between have been a steady motion of honing their craft to speak this new volume of musical perception.

Released April 23, 2021

Larry Roy – Guitars, Dobro
Erin Propp – Vocals
Julian Bradford – Acoustic Bass
Larnell Lewis – Drums
Will Bonness – Piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer
Rogerio Boccato – Percussion
Shannon Kristjanson – Flute, Alto Flute
Ken Gold – Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Jimmy Greene – Soprano Sax
Mike Downes – Acoustic Bass
Steve Wilson – Alto Sax
Joey Landreth – Slide Guitar
Joel Green – Trombone
Miron Rafajlovic – Trumpet
Karl Kohut – Acoustic Bass
Derrick Gardner – Trumpet

Episode #277

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