The record consists of 11 new tracks, nine written by Closs and two written by musical friends John Newlands and Aengus Finnan. "All for a Song" weaves together several styles from the stark folk of Julia B. Merrill to the Beatlesque rock of New Jesus.
"Spirit Song" and "Over You" are driving pop, while "Christmas is a Start" and "All for a Song" reveal Closs’ deep country and folk roots. Closs played most of the instruments himself, but was also joined by Peter Cliche (Susan Aglukark), Ken Kanwisher (Charlie Major) and old friend and fellow northerner Jay Lamothe.
Since 1988, Closs has been a professional artist living and working in the Sudbury area. He has frequently appeared on stage at Northern Lights Festival Boreal as well as in clubs and concert halls around the north.
He has also performed across Canada from Whitehorse to the BC coast to Rankin Inlet to Newfoundland. Recently Closs sang with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra for their Pops series.
His music has been heard on commercial radio and on the CBC and on such television shows as The Jane Show, Hard Rock Medical, Survivorman and in the feature film Niagara Motel. Also a skilled producer, Closs has worked behind the mixer for local artists Jamie Dupuis, Guitars Alive Trio and Celtic musician Walter Kealy.
"All for a Song" can be purchased from the iTunes store as well as many other legal download sites including Amazon and CDBaby.
Visit www.clossongs.net for more information about ordering CDs and upcoming live appearances. A Sudbury CD release concert is being planned in conjunction with Theatre Cambrian with a date to be announced.
Other concert dates around northern Ontario will follow.