The Wind Whistles are a folk pop duo from Canada. On record they rope in as many friends, musicians and instruments as possible. But when touring, they're a two piece - Tom and Liza - and the songs are stripped to their essence. What's most inspiring about the Wind Whistles is their approach to the music industry. The community spirit of their recordings extends to everything they do. Whe they played the Gentle Invasion last April, they were three months into a six month European tour. The process seems to be to spend half of the year working, saving money, and recording an album - and the other half touring to support the release.
Similarly, on record Tissø Lake dabbles with accordian-led romps, skittering drums and choral backing vocals. Live it's a more paired down affair - sometimes joined by fife kills label mates Rob St. John and the Great Bear, sometimes just one man, a nylon strung acoustic and a deft hand at finger picking. But whatever the set up, it's never short of spell binding.
A Fife native, Jo Foster is a favorite of the Fence collective, was one of the highlights of last year's Retreat festival, and a regular collaborator with Withered Hand.