10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The title of Kevin Parent's 1995 debut translates as Clay Pigeon, and his worn-down characters—"You're the sort of pals one buys at Kmart", goes the snarky French chorus to "Boomerang"—seem caught in the crosshairs of life. Equally uncomfortable in city or suburb, the bilingual Québécois songwriter explores the extremes of parenthood ("Mother of Our Child" and "Father on the Go") and delivers backyard Zen ("Two Minutes"), often to the strains of a moaning Dobro.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The title of Kevin Parent's 1995 debut translates as Clay Pigeon, and his worn-down characters—"You're the sort of pals one buys at Kmart", goes the snarky French chorus to "Boomerang"—seem caught in the crosshairs of life. Equally uncomfortable in city or suburb, the bilingual Québécois songwriter explores the extremes of parenthood ("Mother of Our Child" and "Father on the Go") and delivers backyard Zen ("Two Minutes"), often to the strains of a moaning Dobro.

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About Kevin Parent

A bilingual singer/songwriter from Quebec, Kevin Parent spent the majority of his career as a Francophone artist. His first four albums, Pigeon d'Argile (1995), Grand Parleur, Petit Faiseur (1998), Les Vents Ont Changé (2001), and Retrouvailles (2003) were all successful, garnering sales, critical acclaim, and numerous industry awards, including a Juno Award for Best Selling Francophone Album of 2002. Discovered in 1993 through a songwriting competition, Parent's career got off to a quick start, selling more that 300,000 copies of his debut. In 2007, Parent decided to revisit his mother tongue, English, for his next full-length, Fangless Wolf Facing Winter. An album with a rather large list of collaborators, Fangless Wolf Facing Winter wound up being a Top Ten hit on the Canadian Billboard Album chart. ~ Chris True

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