BRADEN LAM RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS ON NEW ALBUM DRIFTWOOD PEOPLE

posted by Braden Lam on Friday September 14

Braden Lam, folk singer-songwriter, had to lose his place in the world before he could find it. His sophomore EP Driftwood People, released this past Friday, is born from life lessons learned on the road.

Delivered in Braden’s refreshing and catchy folk-pop style, the songs are anthemic realizations about navigating relationships, social disconnect, faith, and love. “After moving across the country three times in one year, I had gained a false sense of connection with the world and myself,” confesses Braden. “It was like standing against the wall at a party and watching from the outside. I sought the isolation, but then regretted the loneliness and lack of community.”

The title track of the album stems from the term Driftwood used by the Mi’kmaq to refer to early colonizers known for their disruptive interactions as they drifted through various communities. “To me, Driftwood People is a message of reconciliation with the relationships in my life. It’s also an acknowledgment of the privilege I have, the unceded land I am grateful to be on, and a reminder to take nothing for granted.”

Looking ahead to this Fall 2018, Braden will be promoting the new album with a full band tour across Atlantic Canada. His backing band, The Driftwood People, consists of Brett Chivari (drums), Nick Pothier (bass, vocals), and Jonathan MacKenzie (keys). The official Halifax release party is at The Carleton on October 4th.

LISTEN TO “DRIFTWOOD PEOPLE” HERE

“ … a whole album about the shifting intangibles of life, recognizing the merits of experience over substance, and the disconnect of life on the road” - Alex Cook, The East Mag

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Braden Lam seems to mend every situation with his delivery of feel-good hooks and warm vocals. The folk singer-songwriter from Halifax, NS builds upon influences such as Hey Rosetta! and Dallas Green to create the refreshing and upbeat anthems of his life.

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TOUR DATES

Sep 20 - Moncton, NB - Plan B

w/ Matt Steele & TCS, Kylie Fox

Sep 23 - Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's Lounge

w/ Matt Steele, Sarah Ellen Morrison

Sep 28 - Antigonish, NS - The Golden X Inn

w/ Matt Steele & TCS

Sep 29 - Sydney, NS - Governor's Pub

w/ Matt Steele & TCS, The Summer Rabbit

Oct 4 - Halifax, NS - The Carleton (Release Party)

w/ Emily Stuart, Eric Stephen Martin

Oct 5 - Truro, NS - Belly Up

w/ Awolk, TBA

 

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Braden Lam // 647-400-7686 // bmlamusic@gmail.com