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Fairly grounded folk 

Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk stay grounded with high-energy folk-pop.

click to enlarge Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk love Halifax.
  • Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk love Halifax.

"I love Halifax," says Lauren Mann. "I grew up near Vancouver, so Halifax, as soon as we got there, it feels like Vancouver but with an east coast vibe, this cool architecture. I love it!" Mann's played at The Company House, Cameron House and was filmed on the Tall Ship Silva —maybe the perfect venue for Over Land and Sea, the album she wrote in the four months between recording after she and her husband/fellow band member finished a trip across Canada. "It was kind of the big inspiration. The idea of journeying, travelling, and all the experiences," she says. The result is a sweeping love story, lyrically melancholy but hopeful, with a generous dose of high-energy drums, impeccable instrumentation, ukulele and whistling. Like the line in "How it Goes" when she sings "I'll keep singing this melody/to keep my heart intact," Mann uses her music to keep her grounded. "It's definitely how I express myself best," she says. "Whatever happens, touring, living life, as long as I keep singing and keep my heart alright then I'll be fine."

Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk
w/ The Fourth Well, Matthew Hornell
Saturday, May 4, 9pm, $8
The Seahorse Tavern, 1665 Argyle Street


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