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A Conversation With Rick Sparkes

Douglas McLean chats with Rick Sparkes for his latest Sound Cafe Podcast, they chat about Rick's latest album 'Almaguin Gothic' and lots more.

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” - Lord Byron

Rick Sparkes + The Enablers are a dynamic collective of musicians who seamlessly blend melody, harmony, and storytelling into a sound that is unique to them. Rick, the chief songwriter in the band, is a multi-award winning writer whose poetry and essays have been published throughout Canada.

On September 25, 2018, the band released their first full-length album, The Trouble with the Light. The song "Love for Rainy Days" from the album debuted on the nationally-syndicated radio show East Coast Countdown's Top 10 in November 2018 where it stayed in the Top 10 for 4 months. As well, the song earned Rick a nomination for the coveted 2020 SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award alongside Dennis Ellsworth, Irish Mythen, Andrew Waite, and Tara MacLean. The band's second full-length album, Pleasure in the Pathless Woods, was released on March 18, 2021.



Where Do We Go From Here

Life At Sea

All The Gold In California

Shut The Door

Love Will Save Us All

Frank Munroe Digs A Hole

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE


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