It's Steve Woe11er here -
I'm a singer songwriter from the village of Lion's Head on the Northern Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula in Ontario.
I sing songs about where I come from - and in some cases the highways that get you here.
For example -
Halfway to Hepworth is a sweet country waltz - a love song really - about someone making their way up Highway 6 through a snow storm to the Norther Bruce Peninsula to find their true love.
And further below you'll find a link to a lyric video for a tune called Brambles and thorns - on losing landmarks in a changing world.
My new album has been described as "quirky indie-folk". I'm still trying to wrap my head around that description. I think it means diverse.
I hope you like both tracks.
January 14, 2022 - Tobermory, ON
Steve Woeller of Lion’s Head recently released an album of 11 new original songs, some of which have been influenced by the local landscape and the people who live here.
The music on the album entitled “Try it up here” is described as “quirky indie folk”. All songs were composed by Woeller. Every song is a story and listeners are invited to take from the songs whatever message resonates with them.
Recorded and mixed at The Monastereo, Guelph and at Terrapin Studio, Lion’s Head by Andrew McPherson & Woeller, the album took about fifteen months to complete.
The album will be officially released on 1 March 2022 , on Wiretone Records, a record label based in Owen Sound. An album release concert is planned for Heartwood Hall in Owen Sound which will be live streamed. Visit www.woe11er.ca for details. The album is available for streaming and/or download at https://woe11er.ca/
Press review #1
“Stephen Woeller's got a lot on his mind. His new album, Try it Up Here, gives up more and more hints about his state of mind each time I listen, and that - for me - makes for a really good record. First the instrumentation and grooves caught me. Woeller and his collaborators have meticulously chosen timbres and rhythms that keep each track fresh, but never leaving things feeling disjointed. Then the lyrics got me, from the playful "Avian Confessional" to the brooding optimism of "Brambles and Thorns," Woeller paints the Bruce Peninsula for us vividly. His ernest voice, that often reminds me of David Byrne's, only sweeter, keeps the album cohesive. With so many varied styles and moods cohesion wasn't an easy task, but we don't hear effort here, just a really good album.”
— Robbie MacKay Lecturer, Dan School of Drama & Music Queen's University pronouns: he/him