Do you live in Newfoundland? If so, you know who The Ennis Sisters are. They've been around for 20 odd-years, have produced 10 studio albums, and in that time have won the hearts of a lot of people within this province. If you are not from here all I really am going to say is that the are a folk-trio of Newfoundland sisters (would you believe that) that are pretty great.
In saying all that, I have never sat down to listen to their music. I knew some songs merely from Jiggs and Reels or the VOCM Irish Newfoundland show, but I never took the time to listen to them in great length or detail. If you were to ask me to name a song of theirs I doubt I could give you the name, but I am sure I could pick out their distinct sound if I heard them on the radio.
On first listen I was really shocked at how polished they sounded. I know I shouldn't have been, but the album seemed really tight, and it seemed to be produced very well. If you love the type of music that focuses on Newfoundland culture along with voices that are truly a delight for the ears, then I recommend this album. Nothing really stuck out to me (Take Me Home is great though), but overall the album was enjoyable. Due to the busy schedule I probably only listened to it three times during the week but I never felt like it was a chore. I'd listen to their album again.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Next week: Anne Murray