Album/Label launch party at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern Wed. May 14, 7-9 PM
“The sweet secret weapon of Canadian roots music.”
- Brad Wheeler, The Globe & Mail
Fontana North is proud to announce it is partnering with singer/songwriter and fiddler extraordinaire Miranda Mulholland on her new boutique label, Roaring Girl Records. The first release is Mulholland’s debut solo LP, ‘Whipping Boy,’ available May 13.
Recorded in Los Angeles and Toronto with producer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), ‘Whipping Boy’ sees Mulholland step beyond her more familiar roles as a key member of Great Lake Swimmers and Belle Starr.
Fresh, literate and dynamic, this uncompromisingly honest record features Miranda’s skilled singing and fiddle playing, Sean’s virtuosic guitar as well as cameos by Greg Leisz, Natalie Haas, Burke Carroll and the other members of Belle Starr, Kendel Carson and Stephanie Cadman.
‘Whipping Boy’ Track List:
1. Whipping Boy
3. Bar Rage
4. Hold My Tongue
5. Vanity’s Disguise
6. How Many Times
8. The Palms and the Pines
10. Molly Bloom
More about Miranda Mulholland:
Classically trained on violin and in voice, Miranda is a versatile performer and in high demand as a fiddler and singer covering a wide range of styles.
Currently she is a member of Great Lake Swimmers and Belle Starr. She makes select appearances in the violin show, ‘Bowfire’ and has sung and played fiddle with Jim Cuddy, Steven Page, Calexico, Joel Plaskett, Rose Cousins, Alan Doyle, Raine Maida, Dan Mangan, John Borra, The Rattlesnake Choir and Justin Rutledge, among others.
Not limited to band performances, Miranda has appeared in various theatre productions including the Dora-winning production of ‘Parfumerie’ with Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto.
In addition to varied studio work, she has toured extensively in Europe and North America with the Celtic rock bands The Mahones, The Peelers, The Paperboys, The Glengarry Bhoys and the alt-country band Luther Wright and the Wrongs. She was also a member of the Canadian cast of Barrage and the Irish dance show, Spirit of Ireland.
Miranda can be heard on records by Justin Rutledge, Sarah Slean, Cowboy Junkies and N.Q. Arbuckle to name a few, and her debut album for The Roaring Girl Cabaret, ‘In Last Night’s Party Clothes,’ was released to critical acclaim.
Miranda studied Opera Performance at the University of Western Ontario and McGill University.
‘Whipping Boy’/Roaring Girl Records official launch party
Wed. May 14 — Toronto ON — The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave.
7-9 PM / $10 or $15 w/CD
Special Guest: Don Brownrigg