Back Porch Spirituals
Jeremy Fisher grew up in a small Canadian steeltown where music is a tradition carried out late at night in the kitchens and living rooms of its working-class people. His music resonates with the honesty of those roots and the spontaneity of his lifestyle, creating a sound that is at once familiar and unique.
In his early twenties, Jeremy incorporated his fascination with the human condition and love for bicycles and decided to pedal to the end of any road he could find.
Since then he has clocked thousands of miles and kilometers across the U.S. and Canada, spanning the largest white sand beaches, to the smallest prairie towns, to the largest body of fresh water, and back again. His songs tell the stories of the people and places he has come to know along the way.
"Back Porch Spirituals", his solo debut, is a musical collection of his journal writings - a first-hand account of what it is like to trace the cultural outline of the true North American continent along its winding back roads. The recording features guest performances by Laura Veirs, who adds some tasteful 2nd guitar pars and lilting harmony vocals, and by Artis the Spoonman, who empties the kitchen sink to provide his trademark driving rhythm behind one of the album's livelier tracks.
For the most part it is Jeremy Fisher's lone voice, guitar, and harmonica that tell his stories in the tradition of John Prine, Woody Guthrie, and Stompin' Tom Connors, as he takes his place among a culture of troubadours whose music is kept alive in the living rooms, kitchens, and on the back porch steps of homes all across this land.