“A 7 song cycle of upbeat and optimistic songs that that move fluidly between folk/roots, blues based soul and acoustic pop with some Brazilian flourishes. If you liked their first album, you’re gonna love this one!” say Gonzo magazine of the latest Allbut6ix release Like A River, now being heard on college, CBC and other radio stations across the country.
The seeds for allbut6ix were planted some time ago when Dwight Druick was a young musician living and playing in London, England. Signed to a major U.K. label and management company, Dwight had recorded ‘Druick & Lorange’ with fellow Canadian Kirk Lorange, an album that received airplay all across Europe and North America and was met with critical success. Allbut6ix subsequently evolved over the years and, as Dwight explains, “As a musical project, allbut6ix was an idea that was born in the hearts and arms of those that love me, and was brought to fruition with a ‘little king-sized’ help from some of my closest musical friends.” Allbut6ix launched with their debut 2013 release aptly titled allbut6ix and has been heard on at least 40+ Canadian college and specialty radio stations to date along with a number of AC and Hot AC stations from coast to coast including CKUA, The Wave, The Coast and many more. The media reviews were equally encouraging even then:
“…a ‘must have’ for any music lover”
NEW CANADIAN MUSIC
“These guys are superb musicians…”
THE STAR PHOENIX/Saskatoon, SK
“Atlantic Seabreeze gives this album top rating on its rating list. Beautiful sounds and music is the highlight of this album”
“…the right music can peel you off the ceiling and put you back on your feet with a smile on your face- Allbut6ix is just such a record.”
“This is an amazing album… Great music deserves to be heard.”
Terry David Mulligan/CKUA Radio
“Allbut6ix combines their myriad of influences and musical experiences to create something varied and compelling.”
Like A River, the band’s 2017 sophomore effort, builds upon the special songwriting and musical talents of one of Canada’s truly unique and versatile musical ensembles. Like A River finds the band, now matured by 3 years of growth, in exquisite musical form and features an exciting new cycle of 7 songs crafted by bandleader, Dwight Druick, and his songwriting partners. The mood is, as always, upbeat and optimistic, with the songs moving fluidly between folk/roots, blues-based soul, singer-songwriter acoustic pop; and even some contemporary Brazilian music.
Whether it be the celebration of new life chapters in the title track, Like A River; the soulful search for meaning in a troubled but Beautiful World; the joyful encounter with heaven in an embrace in Heaven Must Feel This Way; the bluesy tribute to hard working Everyday People; the slow southern funk/blues of Body Rise; the Brazilian promise of a stolen moment of love in I Don’t Need to Know; or the quest for the North West Passage in the maritime romp Coppermine; Like A River delivers a showcase of allbut6ix’s talent that will make you want to press replay!