These Roads

by Janelle Nadeau

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Manitoba born, Vancouver based harpist/vocalist Janelle Nadeau releases her debut album, These Roads with an album release concert at the West End Cultural Centre - Wednesday October 8th. A refreshing and unexpected approach to the harp, These Roads has soul, heart-felt stories and features multiple instruments to make an album that will reshape the way you think about the classical instrument.

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released October 8, 2014

MUSICIANS:
Janelle Nadeau: Harp on all tracks & female vocals
Stephen Fisk: Guitar, bass & male vocals
Ian Mackie: Percussion & drum kit
Jeff Pelletier: Flute
Doug Gorkoff: Cello
Mark Ferris: Violin
Lori Pappajohn: Spanish harp
Daniel Tones: Djembe

COMPOSERS:
Janelle Nadeau: 11
Janelle Nadeau & Jaylene Johnson: 1, 2, 5, 9
Janelle Nadeau & Jaylene Johnson & Arun Chaturvedi: 3, 12
Traditional: 4, 6, 8
Jaylene Johnson & Alana Levandoski: 10
Ruth Moody: 9

ARRANGEMENTS:
Shenandoah- inspired by Kim Robertson
Many of the songs, especially Logan Water, were inspired by Lori Pappajohn.
All other arrangements by: Janelle Nadeau & Stephen Fisk

Executive Producer: Janelle Nadeau
Produced, Recorded & Mixed By: Stephen Fisk
Mastered by: Arthur Pascau Smith at Wetfood MEdia
Photography: Denise Lin
Album Design: Jessica Stuart-Crump

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Janelle Nadeau Vancouver, British Columbia

Harpist and vocalist Janelle Nadeau provides a refreshing approach to the harp. This classically-trained harpist plays a variety of music as well as her own compositions. Janelle's experience with co-writing encouraged her to use her voice, as well as the harp, to express her music. Janelle’s small town farming roots, coupled with her humorous and charismatic persona, guarantee engaging music. ... more

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Track Name: Dirt On Your Hands
There’s more to me than what you see
Free as the wind but my roots go deep
I’m grabbing hold of the whole wide world
But in my heart I’m just small town girl

Who likes a little bit of dirt on her hands
Pull on my boots and work the land
Fall into bed with some aches and pains
A good reward for a good long day

(Doots)

The city nights will do just fine
With a friend and a glass of wine
But when I’m sitting all alone
I think about my life back/at home

Where the coffee pot is always on
The door’s unlocked, the lights are on
Friends and family come and go
The kitchen table’s always full

(Doots)

All the birds know how to fly away
When the season is done
So I trust that I will find my way
Cause I remember where I’m from

When I was five on grandpa’s knee
Little bird in a big oak tree
He told me one day I’d go far
Just remember who you are

Keep a little bit of dirt on your hands
Pull on your boots and work the land
Fall into bed with some aches and pains
A good reward for a good long day

(Doots)
Track Name: Made For Me
I wasn’t looking when you walked into my life
But it was like you had always been there
When you held me you opened my eyes
And suddenly I was aware

That loving you is where I wanna be
Darling can’t you see

That
If I'm a wave you are the wind that stirs me
If I'm the sun you are the sky surrounding
If I'm a bird you are the song I'm singing
You were made for me

There’s a story that was written in the stars
It’s always been waiting for us
And it tells me even if we’re apart
What we have will still be enough

You’re the one that I was dreaming of
I’ll always need your love

‘cause
If I'm a wave you are the wind that stirs me
If I'm the sun you are the sky surrounding
If I'm a bird you are the song I'm singing
You were made for me
Track Name: Tree and the House on the Hill
There was once a town with a house on a hill
The tree in the yard where the moon stood still
And the moon listened in while we danced and dreamed
The life we’d make and the people we’d be

But she left one night when the moon was awake
He never came back and I couldn’t stay
No final words no kiss goodbye
God only knows the reason why

How many lovers has the moon seen
Walk away from her love
Walk away from their dreams
Does she care in a way of what might have been
By the tree and the house on the hill

The garden still waits for the seed to be sewn
The trail through the woods is all over grown
And you and me and the old porch swing
Will never rock our kids to sleep

Cause he left one night when the moon was awake
He never came back and I couldn’t stay

CHORUS
Track Name: Caught in Between
The sun is looking down from way up high
I can see the moonlight in your eyes
You say, “let go play amid the stars”
Spinning me in circles in the light
Caught in between day and night.

There’s a thousand reasons to move on
Too many hearts have come along.
And now you are asking me to hold your hand
To take a chance before the moment’s gone.
Caught in between right and wrong.

In a crazy space when I admit that I am afraid
But I don’t know if I can fight your gravity
If I decide to count to three and take a leap a faith
I hope the universe is watching over me.
Caught in between.

Maybe there’s a place for you and I.
Suspended out in space frozen in time.
Where all of our mistakes are far below.
You will never need me to decide.
Caught in between day and night.