“Thirty Year’s pulp and paper mill /Coughs out a check that barely pays the bills / To never complain”.
Straight from the title track of Trevor Alguireâ€™s latest album, Thirty Year Run, which is being released in the U.S. after a late 2008 release in Alguireâ€™s home of Canada, that line signifies a deeper meaning to this stunning collection of stories. â€œItâ€™s about my Grandpa’s run from the 50’s through to the 80’s doing what it took to raise six kids,â€ Alguire says. â€œThis album is truly me living my family’s history, love, pain, and hope.”
Multiple Juno award winner Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster (Canadaâ€™s premiere roots music ensemble) collaborated with Alguire to produce and perform on Thirty Year Run. Itâ€™s Alguireâ€™s second solo release, and it was debuted in opening for Martha Wainwright at Ottawa Bluesfest. Having toured extensively in 2007 and 2008 from coast to coast across Canada, plans are in place to continue touring North America and Europe to promote his new album in 2009.
Trevor Alguire is not just another talent in the inexhaustible pool of strong Canadian singer/songwriters but one with all the qualities needed for an international career, as evidenced by his debut solo CD, As of Yesterday. Alguire, hailing from a small town just south of Ottawa Ontario, first drew attention in 2004 with the release of the album Narrowed Down (under the guise of his band Mercury Pickup). The album was critically acclaimed in the press with frequent comparisons to artists such as Steve Earle, Tom Petty, Blue Rodeo, Wilco and Uncle Tupelo. These comparisons said As of Yesterday was proof that Alguire was only at the start of such musical depth. Within four months of releasing As of Yesterday, Alguire had gone worldwide with consistent radio play across Europe, Australia and North America, and signed on with Blue Rose Records (Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle). Two of Alguireâ€™s songs have since been released on Blue Rose Records compilations along side Gurf Morlix, Steve Earle.
â€œItâ€™s amazing how easily Trevor Alguire finds a way between Alt. Country, roots rock, Americana, folk and rock’n roll. The result can be called Country Rock, a kind of Country Rock connecting generations of music lovers, breathing the air of big cities as well as country air, enjoyed by people sitting on a porch, fans in alt. rock clubs or in a sticky roadhouse along the highways in the Canadian prairie.â€â€“ Blue Rose Records