Even though Adam Kirschner, a Northern B.C.-born singer-songwriter who currently calls Vancouver home, has been writing songs for almost a decade, he hadn’t actually recorded anything until 2013. But after being introduced to producer and sound engineer Dave Meszaros (Wake Owl, Old Man Canyon) through his friend, engineer Davey Badiuk (Tegan & Sara, Dragonette), he made his first studio recording and hasn’t looked back since.
Soon after that initial experience, Kirschner began working on Noble Son — a thoughtful project that takes its intention and focus from the early teachings of Buddha. He started recording what would be his eponymous debut over a period of 18 months, with Meszaros and Badiuk at his side along with a backing band that reads like a who’s-who of local musicians: Cary Pratt (Prairie Cat, Mounties) on percussion; Alex Dobson (Old Man Canyon) on bass and backing vocals; and Andrew Rasmussen (Hey Ocean!, Hannah Georgas) on keyboards.
The EP, with a tracklist that was whittled down from 30 songs to three, was released independently late last year and, taking sonic inspiration from Bowerbirds and Joel Plaskett, is an easy listen with its sunny arrangements, folk-driven melodies, and throaty vocals.
Kirschner is set to perform an acoustic set at Fortune Sound Club on April 15 following the screening of Business Casual, a movie by local filmmaker Kasey Lum who also directed the music video for Noble Son’s lead single, “The Void.”
When: April 15, 2016
Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 E. Pender Street
Tickets: Available online