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 poetry into a sound that is unique to them. Sparkes is an award winning Canadian writer and multi-genre musician whose songs have been featured on radio stations across the country. 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 earned Rick a nomination for the coveted SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award at the 2020 Music PEI Awards 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, and it not only won the 2022 Music PEI Award for Group Recording of the Year and a 2022 City of Summerside Cultural Award, but it was also nominated for Group Recording OTY at the 2022 East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs). 


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The East reviews "The Trouble with the Light"

The East reviews "The Trouble with the Light"

The East reviews "Pleasure in the Pathless Woods"

The East reviews "Pleasure in the Pathless Woods"

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