Oxlip – Five Questions With

Oxlip shares a brand new album, Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies via World Peach Records

Oxlip, the Vancouver-based artist has unveiled her album, Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies. The release is a collaboration between musician and producer, David James Allen and Oxlip, who both recorded these tracks remotely throughout COVID at their respective recording studios, Littleknown Records (Prince Edward County) and World Peach Records (Vancouver) over the last two years.

“I wrote to David and told him I’d send these traditional folk songs I’d been playing for years, that I wanted him to produce. My direction was “Go big, and go psychedelic…” like Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span.

He surpassed all of my expectations and the tracks turned out really wild and trippy. It was a very fulfilling collaboration and I hope that whoever hears these songs has a good time.”

It has been a big year for Oxlip, first being nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year by the 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and later her song, “A Kind of Premonition” was placed in MTV’s Ex On The Beach Season 5, Episode 4.

Listen to Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies below, and learn more about Oxlip via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Jayne Trimble, and I am OXLIP. I’m from N.Ireland originally but now live in Vancouver, BC. I’m a folk musician and my sound is ethereal and psychedelic. I was nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year by the 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Also, I love my dog Toby more than life itself.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies is out May 27th, 2022 on World Peach Records. It is a collection of some of my favorite traditional folk songs that I’ve been playing live for years. I wanted David James Allen to produce them as I love his work and my only direction to him was “Go Big and Go Psychedelic”. It has a Shirley Collins meets The Sadies vibe.

When it comes to the global pandemic, how are you keeping yourself out in the public eye while not being able to perform?

To be honest, being out of the public eye was a wonderful invitation to go inward. I did not do what a lot of artists did, which was to live stream performances on Facebook or Instagram, mostly because the sound is terrible, but also because nothing can replace live tangible performances. I took the time during the pandemic instead to write a couple more albums. I also went down to Los Angeles (when travel and borders opened up again) to record an album with Damien Jurado.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so if you were able to work with ONE fellow Canadian artist, alive or dead, who would you choose?

I’ve already worked with him. David James Allen who produced Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies is a fellow artist and producer from Prince Edward County, ON. We were label mates at one point and I love his work- I had a feeling that it would be a great collaboration, so I asked him to produce. I recorded vocals and guitar at my studio World Peach Records, and he recorded the rest of the instrumentation at his studio Littleknown Records, it was an effortless process.

I’ve also worked with Ryan Boldt of The Deep Dark Woods who I deeply respect and admire.

What’s your goal for 2022?

It is to release Come All Yes Fair And Tender Ladies, and later in the year, release the album I recorded with Damien Jurado called I Said You Must Be Leaving, details TBD.

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