Busking in the subway stations in Montreal, to the stages of North Hastings and now from a small town above the Arctic Circle, Abe Drennan writes pensive, inspiring folk songs that give a sense of hope. His band ONE released their debut album, "We All Have a Dream" in 2014. With a certain folk/rock flare and punchy rhythms the album was independently recorded in Bancroft, Ontario and is a good reminder that even in the darkest moments, we are all in this together. His newest project, a folk album titled "The Iglu Sessions" was released in summer 2019. Recorded in the famous Iglu Church in Inuvik, Northwest Territories the album was produced by LA based singer/songwriter/producer, Jason Manns. The songs are personal accounts of living in the north on the traditional lands of the Inuvialuit and Gwich'in people, they are stories of loss, hope and healing for the future. Thanks to the Northern Arts and Cultural Center and CBC North, he has opened for two-time Latin Grammy award winner, Alex Cuba, and Maple Blues Award and Juno winner, Jim Byrnes. He has also opened for Rick Fines, and shared the stage with Juno winner, Leela Gilday.
Here is what his friends are saying;
“You should check out Abe Drennan! He is this artist who actually makes you feel good after having listened to him. His songs are about more than clichéd love, or hate-filled tripe. And he takes ownership of his music. You can’t say that much these days, it seems. I believe in this artist for his artistry, and that’s why you should believe in him." Gene Jenks