Released on Pheromone Recordings on April 14, 2017, Daybreak Over Jackson Street is the keenly-anticipated second album from Steph Cameron. The Saskatoon-based roots singer/songwriter arrived on the scene like a bracing gust of fresh musical air with her 2014 debut record Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady receiving unanimously enthusiastic reviews.
“This is a monumental, brilliant album… heralds the crowning of a bright new talent,” declared Pop Matters in calling it the #1 Canadian album of 2014.
No Depression termed it “a stunning debut,” while Exclaim! noted that “Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady delights from start to finish. Steph Cameron is the real deal.” The record also made the coveted Longlist for the prestigious Polaris Prize in 2015. The enthusiastic response to Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady led Steph into extensive touring, playing the folk festival circuit and, memorably, opening up for Buffy Sainte-Marie.
If Steph Cameron’s debut felt as if it emerged fully-formed from the bohemian streets of Greenwich Village circa 1963, then the extra maturity of Daybreak Over Jackson Street gives it more of an early ‘70s Laurel or Topanga Canyon atmosphere.
The release of her sophomore album, which Three Chords and the Truth (UK) dubbed a “masterpiece of social commentary”, has brought her to both the U.K. and Europe where she continues to charm audiences with songs and stories from an uncommon life. Cameron’s evocative voice and perceptive lyrics continue to captivate, as does her evolving yet still fluent acoustic guitar work. “I continue to work at the tradition of folk, but old country sounds, particularly guitar, are prominent in this record.” she analyses.
Now, as 2018 winds down, Steph Cameron surprises fans with new music, a gorgeous Americana-slanted version of Stevie Nicks' Fleetwood Mac standard "Gold Dust Woman". It is Steph's first full band recording and it is an absolute beauty. Watch for it on Steph's third album to be released in 2019.
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