Dinah Thorpe - In The Country

from Love American Skin by Various Artists



Thorpe calls herself a songwriter, musician, and producer, and she lives, gardens, bikes, and works in Toronto. Truths and Other Stories, her full-length debut, was released in the fall of 2009, to much praise from press and peers. She has honed her performance chops opening for Buck 65 in a boxing gym, playing at a public bath in Zürich, and sharing the stage with industry heavyweights like Kate & Anna McGarrigle, The Cliks, Eternia, and Melissa Ferrick. Dinah's work has infiltrated television and art galleries alike, with "Election Song" featured on MTV's Sixteen and Pregnant, and new work commissioned for Evan Tapper's installation, Swoon.

"At times heartrending and real, in other moments twisted and funny, Thorpe’s clear voice is the thread that ties together a range of styles, bold opinions and engaging beats." - Xtra!

"With leathered beats from a seemingly seasoned pro (she's shared a stage with Buck 65, The Cliks, Eternia, and Melissa Ferrick) Dinah does vocals, and plays acoustic guitar, ukulele, keyboard, drums, while controlling MIDI and programming tunes (not at the same time)... for reals and for truths an exercise in the enkindling of contentment." - Kox & Kuntz

"Thorpe's whimsical songs, accompanied by gentle ukelele or guitar, are offset by her gorgeously deep and weary alto. Fans of the Indigo Girls or Portishead's Beth Gibbons will eat this lady up." - Alison Lang, The Coast

"Thorpe is extremely talented. Unafraid of quirky instrumentation like the ukulele and nontraditional percussion, Thorpe is in a class of her own writing lyrics that ponder a variety of social phenomena, from obsessive parenthood to subsidies on SUVs." - Cindy Filipenko, Herizons


from Love American Skin, released September 5, 2011


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