MORE THAN A HERO – review
“Toronto indie-folk songstress Karyn Ellis has long received kudos from peers and critics while flying somewhat under the radar. That deserves to change with this seriously accomplished crowd-funded fourth album, More Than A Hero. She has a dynamic voice, equally capable of tenderness and toughness, and is an evocative lyricist. One song here, “Pretty Little Soldier”, came out of her participation in the Vancouver International Writer’s Festival. A key album collaborator is producer/mixer Don Kerr (Rheostatics, Ron Sexsmith), while such elite players as James Robertson, Brian Kobayakawa and Gary Craig make potent contributions. Ellis recently toured Japan and is now touring Ontario, with a CD release show at Toronto’s Monarch Tavern included (Oct. 24). 2014 Euro dates will follow.”
Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music.