The latest collaboration between Alicia Hansen and her long-time musical partner, Juno-winning drummer Ben Brown, “Companion” features contributions by Vancouver all-stars Peggy Lee (Peggy Lee band, Waxwing, Standing Wave) on cello, David Sikula (Inhabitants, Carsick) on guitar and Russell Sholberg (Pugs and Crows, Airplane Trio) on bass/saw, with production by David Sikula (The Abramson Singers, Inhabitants), and engineering/mixing by Jesse Gander (The Doers, Buffalo Swan, Fond of Tigers). Ranging from driving, experimental instrumentals to intimate and lushly-layered songs, this album explores the piano-drums duo relationship in both its stripped down and richly embellished forms. Album art and design by Jay White.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund)
and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters