Nick Ferrio is a Canadian songwriter working in country and folk music. Starting off musically as a punk rocker, since 2009, he has written and performed under his own name, releasing the album Introducing His Feelings (2012 Shuffling Feet Records), and the single Half the Time (2013 7th Fire Records). He has performed at concerts and festivals across Canada and Europe, including appearances at POP Montreal, Halifax Pop Explosion, CMW, a.m.m. Besides his solo activities and various collaborations he’s also a fix member of The Burning Hell, performing and recording with them since 2008. Moreover he’s eventually organizing local cultural events and a folk festival in and around his hometown Peterborough, ON.
Nick Ferrio also shows lots of empathy for Indigenous view points, sharing in the nowadays struggles to overcome colonialism and racism. He’s supporting indigenous voices of his generation and performs with one of the renowned, Leanne ‚Betasamosake’ Simpson, contributing to her albums Islands of Decolonial Love (2013 ARP Books) and F(l)night (2016 RPM) most recently.
While his first solo album was introduced under the name Nick Ferrio & His Feelings, he left off the Feelings now, releasing just under his name. But the feelings are all there, it’s still in his music.
His sophomore album Amongst the Coyotes and Birdsongs examines the ferociousness of love. It is a subtle, understated and confident collection of songs. Recorded partially in Sackville, NB and partially in Toronto, ON with producer Gavin Gardiner (The Wooden Sky), the album features collaborations with Julie Doiron, Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station), Steve Lambke (Constantines), Ian Kehoe (Marine Dreams) and Evening Hymns. The main recordings took place in an historic art deco theatre, the Vogue, still in function. They’d record by day, before the movie crowd turned up. "We'd have to get it done before the popcorn," Ferrio says. "It's this big, beautiful space - it gave us an amazing sound.“
Building on his previous releases Ferrio has come into his own with Amongst the Coyotes and Birdsongs, offering catchy and sophisticated songs, and claiming his place as one of Canada's best kept secrets. The album came out in Canada through Headless Owl and will be released in Europe on BB*ISLAND, November 2016. This is accompanied by live concerts in UK and Germany from Nov.11 to Dec.17. 2016
Nick Ferrio “continues to be a forceful presence in Canadian folk music.” –Exclaim!
“He approaches the genre most successfully in his songwriting and instrumentals rather than twangy vocal delivery. He’s an old-school crooner, conveying warmth through simple lines.” - NOW Toronto
“...a gentle frolic into even-paced and country-laced folk songs. Diving into a full listen of the album is like shambling through a forested dirt road with a friend, full of tales of both darkness and new dawns.” - Exclaim!
“Never ostentatious, always sincere and simply assembled, Amongst the Coyotes and Birdsongs is a charming, thoroughly enjoyable listen from start to finish.” - Quick Before It Melts
the song is out as a 2 track single digitally e.g. at iTunes or here at spotify