The debut CD from Winnipeg's Nathan is a lovingly crafted musical delight. "Stranger" immediately pulls the listener in with the gently oom-pah-pah of the first track, "Measure Me," and weaves a hypnotic spell from there on in with it's loping and laid-back folky/country pop. Intriguing twists of wispy girl vocals and sweet harmonies contrast with sometimes startlingly harsh lyrics nuanced with violence, longing and discovery. These, coupled with excellent musicianship and interesting instrumentation (accordion is an important player and there's even a bit of tuba for good measure) elevate Stranger well above the ranks of debut CD's, showing a maturity that one wishes most bands would achieve before releasing a disc. There are beautiful songs and moving stories that deserve to be heard, and with one listen you'll be bewitched. - Barb Stewart, September 2001.
Accordion, Guitar, Vocals – Shelley Bilewitch Bass – Devin Latimer Drums – Scott Nolan (8) Drums, Percussion – Daniel Roy Guitar – Dustin Leader (8, 9 , 11, 13) Keyboards – Bob Filep Mixed By – Lance Macmaster Tuba – Tony Klein (1) Vocals, Guitar – Keri Mctighe
01 - Measure Me 02 - Glorious Exhaust 03 - Stranger 04 - Meritte 05 - Swingin' 06 - Gertie 07 - Malana 08 - Pick Me Up Suzie 09 - Take These Things 10 - Ballyhoo 11 - Ridiculous 12 - Australia 13 - Lampshade 14 - Grassy Lake 15 - Blue