“Illiteratty have a wonderful and dynamic musical sound that brought everyone to theit feet for a standing ovation at the Jericho Folk Music Club.Great harmonies, playful and original arrangements that delighted and entertained the audience.Songwriting that connected us to each other. Would we book them again? In a heart beat!”
Jericho Folk Music Club, Lynn McGown and Michael Pratt, musical directors, tel. 604 222 4113
“Earle Peach and Illiteratty perform original and innovative tunes which draw inspiration from world music, folk, and jazz. Their instrumentals are lovely and their vocal harmonies are crisp, clear, and beautifully sung. Listening to this group reminds me why I wanted to become a musician, and why I’m still proud to call myself one. Folks, it just doesn’t get any better than this.”
John Lyon, host of Deep Cove Coffee House
Arwen MacDonald, Synchronicity Arts Festival Director
“Our repertoire embraces a broad spectrum of genres (folk, jazz, celtic, rockabilly, baroque and more) bonded by a common sense of unusual subjects, often quirky humour and always intelligence….”
“Together they breathe new life into Earl’s beautiful songs, with a rich, warm sound….”
Vancouver City Limits New Music
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“There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.” – Walt Whitman
The magic of a song: A few words with Earle Peach
by Jenn Ashton
Lots of things make Earle Peach happy; penning a great new song, touring with his band, and riding his bike – but there are still some things that have yet to be discovered…like the elusive formula to the perfect folk song.
I had a wee chat with Earle to talk about Illiteratty’s most recent album (It’s Getting Late 2012), and to see what’s coming up for the band. I have been following them for a while now, because my true heart belongs to folk music, and although I love the new electric folk that’s coming out these days, I grew up on the 60′s menu, with all the Peter, Paul and Mary’s of the day, so Illiteratty’s sound satisfies a deep craving.
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