Newfoundland Folk duo Rube & Rake share their latest single, “Somewhere”, from their forthcoming LP, Leaving With Nothing.
“Somewhere” is the third single the duo, fronted by Josh Sandu and Andrew Laite, have released this year. The track “oscillates between songwriter Joshua Sandu’s hometown of Prince George, BC and his adopted home in Newfoundland on the opposite end of the country.” According to Sandu, “My partner and I bought a house, and the first song written in it was about leaving. After moving from one coast to the other, I found myself finally settling down. Still, Canada’s eastern shore hasn’t brought the peace that it was thought to provide. Though I will remain in Newfoundland, my heart will always yearn to be back home.”
The track also includes sessions players Maria Cherwick (fiddle), Josh Ward (bass), and Andrew Sneddon (dobro), to “lend the song a bluegrass charm, softening the edges of Sandu’s lyrical restlessness [through the lyrics] ‘Somewhere, somewhere, somewhere there’s a place to lay my head / oh lover will this burden be unshed / There has to be a place to lay my head.’”
“Somewhere” comes after the release of the singles “Fleeting Moment” and “What Will”, as well as “an extensive tour of Newfoundland undertaken with Home Routes, a not-for-profit organization that creates new performance opportunities for musicians and audiences in rural, remote and urban communities across Canada.”
These new tracks mark the first music from Rube & Rake since their debut album, Back and Forth, in 2017. This album earned the duo “multiple Music NL Awards, national charting, and appearances at such events as Folk Alliance International [and] Lawnya Vawnya” just to name a few. Keep listening for more information about the release of their latest album. It’s sure to be a treat!
Hey! My name is Melissa. I’m a Special Education Teacher from Newfoundland. Music has always played an important role in my life. Growing up I would spend countless hours listening to the Top 40 Countdown on the radio to record a song I liked to cassette. Then it was the hassle of carrying around a Discman and many CDs because you definitely wanted a variety. Gotta love the nineties! However, it wasn’t until volunteering for the ECMAs in 2004 that I realized that there was a whole other world of music that I was missing out on and I haven’t looked back.