There are as many ways to be lonely as there are lonely people. Still, you’d think by this time most of the permutations and possibilities had been covered by the countless songwriters who have broached the subject. You’d be wrong. Toronto singer-songwriter Darcy Windover has put a new and personal twist on the familiar theme with his stirring heartland-folk cut How To Be Lonely, the first single from his upcoming album Cope. SAYS THE PRESS RELEASE: “That song was written a few weeks after my mother was moved into a nursing home in Toronto,” Windover explains. “Having spent most of her life in Sarnia, and in spite of being closer to her sons, she said, ‘Well, I guess this is how to be lonely.’ That phrase stuck with me and the song wrote itself in about five minutes. The intention was to capture the feeling of someone who is feeling overwhelmed, mentally fragile and alone.” Listen now, then call your mother.
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Toronto-based country/folk troubadour Darcy Windover has an appealing and convincing vocal style and real songwriting ability. Both these assets are showcased on fine new album Stone Bleeds Honey. The local peer respect he enjoys is reflected in guest appearances here by the talented likes of Paul Reddick, Melanie Brulee, Sarah Burton, and Kristen Bussandri…
Rugged, rootsy, and rippling with talent, singer-songwriter Darcy Windover is winning over fans from across the country with his grounded and gritty style. Windover has played across Canada with his band The Ole Fashion, sharing stages with luminaries and legends from The Tragically Hip to Joel Plaskett. He takes his craft seriously, and dedicates his free time building amps and guitars featuring vintage designs and styles from rock’s early years.
Darcy Windover, lead and back-up vocalist as well as lead and rhythm guitar and harmonica player and Kevin “The General” Neal on pedal steel guitar and banjo bring their own brand of music to the stage during their western Canada tour.
“We play everything from folk to country to rock and everything in between,” said Windover in an interview Wednesday. “What makes us unique is my own brand of song writing – which borrows elements from people like Neil Young and Hank Williams, so right there that spans the whole Americana (music) landscape.”
Get ready to fall in love with the Hipster Queen, “she’ll steal your heart and will have fled the scene by the time you realize you should have loved her.” They may be just words in a song, but they will touch you.
Singer/songwriter Darcy Windover is bringing himself and his musical stories to The Root: Community Emporium in Lloydminster for one night only, Aug. 13. He came through here last year and made some new friends and fans.
His songs were dark and mournful, though one of the more upbeat numbers “Friend,” from the new Ole Fashioned CD, was an entertaining tale about being a traveling musician and not having anywhere to stay. A song Windover wrote about his father‘s battle with cancer was a touching highlight.
Darcy Windover has come full circle.
The 32-year-old former Northern Collegiate student helped raise some $15,000 in 1996 with his Beatles tribute band, The Fab 4 + 2, to save Sarnia’s old Capitol Theatre – know today as the Imperial Theatre.
He’ll be returning to the building where a seat is dedicated in his name, Oct. 29, to play a concert with his latest Beatles tribute band, The Beatlers.
“I think that it’s a really great feeling to be able to go back,” he said.
The Toronto elementary school music teacher plays the part of George Harrison in the group, formed one year ago. The Beatlers mostly play corporate events and theatre shows, he said, but have also fine-tuned their sound in bars and pubs.
“It’s as much an acting gig as it is a music show because we take on the personalities of the four Beatles,” he said.