CASSIE JOSEPHINE & GABRIEL MINNIKIN
Cassie Josephine and Gabriel Minnikin are an Indie/Old-Country/Singer-Songwriter duo from Halifax, NS. Their live performance can vary from a stripped down duo or trio (three-part harmonies (including sister harmonies with Krista MacDonald!) to a full on rocking set with bass, three guitars, pedal steel, fiddle, mandolin, keys and drums. They released their first album together, Flower Country, on October 1, 2016. Flower Country, is an album of gentle twang—soaring harmonies, poetic lyrics, and melodies that both haunt and toe tap. It was conceived as a split, featuring Cassie’s songwriting on “Side A” and Gabriel’s songwriting on “Side B”, with the two coming together as the front-couple to the Flower Country Band.
Gabriel Minnikin was a founding member of acclaimed country outfit The Guthries and then a world travelling solo artist touring with the likes of First Aid Kit, Justin Townes Earle, The Handsome Family, Caitlin Rose, and his marvellous talent of a sister, Ruth Minnikin. Gabriel recorded his last solo album, Parakeets with Parasols, in Manchester, UK in 2012 and soon headed back to East Coast Canada where he met Cassie just releasing her debut EP, Cutlery ’N’ Cryin. Now, these two songwriters share the stage, their music and a little house in Halifax. – See more at: http://musicnovascotia.ca/cassieandgabriel#sthash.IJJGfBtx.dpuf