“Soft, dreamy Byrds pop with honest voices devoid of any hip affectation. Teenage Fanclub stripped of their fuzz pedals (though there are exceptions & surprises throughout). A good album top to bottom, as an album should be.”
— Mick Davis (The Novaks, Thin Love) on the album "Pleasure in the Pathless Woods"
"Pleasure in the Pathless Woods" Peer Reviews
Rick Sparkes + The Enablers are a dynamic collective of musicians who seamlessly blend melody, harmony, and story-telling into a sound that is unique to them. Rick, the chief songwriter in the band, is a multi-award winning writer whose poetry and essays have been published throughout Canada. On September 25, 2018, the band released their first full-length album, The Trouble with the Light. The song "Love for Rainy Days" from the album debuted on the nationally-syndicated radio show East Coast Countdown's Top 10 in November 2018 and earned Rick a nomination for the coveted 2020 SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award alongside Dennis Ellsworth, Irish Mythen, Andrew Waite, and Tara MacLean. The band's second full-length album, Pleasure in the Pathless Woods, was released on March 18, 2021.