Ellen McIlwaine

Looking for Trouble

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Recorded for a small Western Canadian label, this release is an unusual but affecting blend of world beat and electronics, combined with the passionate performer's powerful playing and singing. Ever restless and experimental, she delves into Jamaica with a reggaefied "Can't Find My Way Home." A spacy "All to You" revisits one of her most enduring melodies from the 1973 release We the People. Her masterful slide guitar playing isn't front and center as much as usual on her most rhythmic album to date. Dedicated, among other things, to the 12 steps to recovery, this album finds McIlwaine on the verge of moving to Canada in search of a new direction for her music and her life.

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