Critiques CD: Mark Berube and the Patriotic Few | June In Siberia
The latest instalment of Mark Berube’s musical voyage appears before us here, credited once again to his ace backing band the Patriotic Few (Kristina Koropecki on cello, Patrick Dugas on drums and Amélie Mandeville on bass). On voice, piano and accordion, Berube is the mellow leader of this soft pop romantic parade, the players dipping their toes in pools of folk music, worldly traditions and new orchestral rock, bringing enough to the plate to keep things interesting. The whole shebang was laid to rest under the watchful eye of super engineer Howard Bilerman, while guests include Dan Mangan and CR Avery. March 1st at Le Verre Bouteille.