Joana Serrat hails from the Catalan city of Vic (Barcelona) and thanks to her family’s musical influences she fell under the spell of their folk and American roots record collection at a young age including Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Woodie Guthrie. Whilst such artistic references are hardly new or ground-breaking today a demo she sent out to three prestigious international producers at the beginning of last year clearly was. Two replied immediately stating they wanted to work with her.
She chose Howard Bilerman, Canadian producer and musician, owner of the mythical hotel2tango studios, nominated for a Grammy for his production work with Arcade Fire (‘Funeral’), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Vic Chesnutt and Wolf Parade, amongst many others.Listen to the full stream below of her debut album Dear Great Canyon.
Dear Great Canyon is released March 17th via El Segell del Primavera
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