newcanadianmusic.ca Review for Lush Life
REVIEW: The DoneFors, Lush Life Below the Poverty Line
Kerry Doole, www.newcanadianmusic.ca
Lush Life Below the Poverty Line is the third album from highly-touted ensemble The DoneFors. Earlier discs How To Have Sex With Canadians and the jokingly entitled Award Winning Album showcased an eclectic style they term ‘Canadiana vanguard’, and which incorporates jazz, pop, rock, world and roots elements. Singer/songwriter Janine Stoll has an expressive versatile voice, and horns pump up the sound nicely. Noted producer George Massenburg (Linda Ronstadt) helps keep thing sonically coherent on a very fine release. The DoneFors launch the disc with a Jan. 24 gig at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, as an eight-piece, followed by shows in London, Hamilton and Guelph.