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Jenn Grant’s music is deeply empathetic and generous of heart, so of course one day she would invite the whole country to make it with her.
Champagne Problems, her eighth album and first in the producer’s chair alongside partner Daniel Ledwell, gathers 13 musicians from coast to territory to coast in a series of collaborative Canadian magic tricks spun into classic country, lost disco hits, and ruminative folk fables.
While at home in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia during the pandemic, Grant was struck by the idea that her musician friends were also sheltering in place. Determined to recognize this as a rare period of boundless creativity, she began reaching out. “There was this stillness, so I could access all these people,” she says. “It felt like a time capsule of this unique period of time where people were more still than usual—not on the road—and available.”