City and Colour – The Grand Optimist

City and Colour is the recording alias of Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, who is also the guitarist and vocalist of the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. City and Colour is a far cry from Alexisonfire as he plays melodic acoustic and folk music and is often accompanied by a rotating number of Canadian indie rock musicians.  The name City and Colour comes from his own name: Dallas, a city, and Green, a colour.  This is his third album.  He last album “Bring Me Your Love” gave us two incredible tracks “Sleeping Sickness” featuring Gorden Downie of the Tragically Hip and “The Girl”, download these two tracks if you do not have them.  The track I like the best off this new album is “The Grand Optimist” and it is the song of the week.

Other songs off the album I also like are:

Natural Disaster

Little Hell

City and Colour are coming to North Bay for the Summer in the Park Festival July 29, 2011.  Hey Rosetta is the opening act.

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