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Shedding it With The Donefors

The Donefors – The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 7  (my how the time flies in the ‘shed!)

The DoneFors are a southern-Ontario band which comprise singer-songwriter Janine Stoll, electric guitar player/songwriter Paul MacDougall, electric bass player/songwriter Liam Smith (both of Juno nominated Afropop sensation – and summer festival favourites –  Mr. Something Something), and drummer/producer/engineer Brian Lahaie.

The Donefors CD How to have sex with CanadiansBold lyrics, unpredictable arrangements, experimental style-merging, and engaging live shows are all part of the DoneFors experience. They embody a contemporary pop and progressive folk sound they’ve coined “Canadiana Vanguard” — a musical expression that spans genres, stretches boundaries, and stays rooted in an instrument’s organic sound.

The DoneFors released their first full-length album — How to Have Sex With Canadians — in early 2009 to critical acclaim.  In conversation with Roots Music Canada Executive Producer Andy Frank, The Donefors talk about reactions to the first CD – especially its title,  the recording of the follow-up album (but won’t reveal their short list of titles!), recent influences, musical training and more.

In this clip, Janine Stoll talks about her latest non-musical project, Ladybird Animal Sanctuary,  a passion she shares with fellow musicians Melissa McLelland and Lisa Winn.  It is a donor-funded organization with a goal of creating a safe haven for dogs and cats who are otherwise abandoned, unwanted, lost and in despair.

Watch past episodes of The Woodshed Sessions here.

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