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

Introduction

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.

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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"

Great Dark Wonder reviews 'Cézanne'

Great Dark Wonder reviews 'Cézanne'

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