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Bet On Love

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Bet On Love
Bet On Love


'Bet On Love' is a modern folk ode - of sentimental anchorings, and relationships between place, people and time. Recorded in Pharis & Jason Romero's banjo shop outside Horsefly, BC, with producer Marc Jenkins (their 2018 Juno-winning Sweet Old Religion's producer), the songs come from the micro-world the Romeros live in and the lifestyle they have chosen focused on balance, simplicity and intention (an approach held reverently by an entire culture of folk music nerds). The title track features Pharis' most personal writing, and this intimacy reverberates through the 11-track record. They gently offer up tone and song, bound together in something folk, something country, something that is the setting for the ups and downs of daily life, with John Reischman (mandolin) and Patrick Metzger (bass) completing the rootsy, alive-off-the-floor feeling. The sound of their two voices together is quietly show-stopping, with room for Jason's hypnotic and tear-wrenching vocals and Pharis' shining and story-worn voice to explore new territories. Two tracks feature Jason on a gourd banjo, with a sound that is both heartwarming and gritty. While some of the record has a feeling of a wall of sound, and takes you on a trip through small town blues and hopes for a new and not so lonely society, the most poignant moments focus on the duo, singing of greater self-love and simply telling people's stories.


  1. Name
  2. Hometown Blues
  3. New Day
  4. Roll On My Friend
  5. Right In The Garden
  6. Bet On Love
  7. New Caledonia
  8. We All Fall
  9. Old Chatelaine
  10. A Bit Old School
  11. Kind Girl
  12. World Stops Turning
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