Released February 15, 2017.
Saint John NB: While their first album continues to play on more than 400 radio stations worldwide, Saint John band Whitewater is building on that success, digging Behind the Mask into the stories of local people and worldwide events with the launch of its new album on March 17 at 8:00 pm at the 3 Mile’s Club Function Junction Room.
A mix of rock, folk, and blues, Behind the Mask features the songwriting talents of Whitewater’s frontman Brad White who was mentored by Canadian music legend Ken Tobias. Mr. Tobias has nine award-winning songs and two million worldwide sales. In 2013, he received a Life-time achievement award with Music NB. The same year Whitewater’s second album Many Roads was nominated for a Music NB award.
“We have learned so much from Ken,” says Mr. White. “We are especially honoured that he allowed us to play his song I Had a Dream on the new album.”
Whitewater Band will be releasing their first two singles: “Fame & Fortune” to adult contemporary stations and “You’ll never win the world” to country radio.
Behind the Mask moves deeper into our stories. Shores of Home speaks to the pain of Maritimers whose families left for work in Alberta before the oil bust. It is a remix of the song which was a 2015 CBC Searchlight finalist and plays on stations across Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Netherlands, and Scotland.
The song War Torn Streets exposes the effects of war on children against the background of soundbites from President Donald Trump’s controversial political speeches. And Telephone Lines are Down, written by Brad White and Steve Anderson, is a kick at the can for the Whitewater band at blues. It features Brad White on vocals with Chris Ferguson from the band Common Thread and Carol Perry on backup vocals. The album also features New Brunswick singer/songwriter Apryl Aileen on the song Baby Blue, written by Robert Phillips and produced by Paul Milner.
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