RIDGE ft. The Fugitives

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Trench songs were written by frontline soldiers during WW1. Essentially protest songs, they were often parodies of well-known tunes. We’ve re-written new melodies and music for these words, in order to more readily access the emotional content of the lyrics, and to continue folk music’s long tradition of reshaping songs over time – the same way soldiers reshaped these songs in the trenches.

About the Band

Trench Songs is The Fugitives' fifth record. Their most recent album, “The Promise of Strangers” was nominated for Canadian Folk and Western Canadian Music Awards, and won Best Folk Album of 2019 from the German Music Critic’s Association. Their previous album, Everything Will Happen, spent ten weeks on the top ten Canadian folk charts, and earned them a support slot across Western Canada with Buffy Sainte-Marie and an appearance at UK’s Glastonbury Festival.

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