From the first few verses of Today's Remains it's obvious that Shuyler Jansen is wearing his Sunday best. Recorded in Vancouver and produced by Juno award winner Steve Dawson, Today's Remains is an auspicious follow-up to Shuyler's country-electro-folk Hobotron (2004) and Old Reliable's rocker The Burning Truth (2005). Once again distorting genres, Shuyler Jansen and Steve Dawson carefully sifted 10 songs from dozens of compositions to form a cohesive collection of truth filled songs. Opening with the slightly epic and grandiose 'Pegasus', Shuyler braids a tale of infidelity, addiction, death and broken trust, re-occurring themes that seem to encompass the ten songs on Today's Remains. Culled from several lifetimes of stories and songs and inspired by the words and music of Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Billy Joe Shaver, Shuyler Jansen has delivered this decade's country folk classic. Strings, pedal steel, upright bass and Rhodes piano round out the albums 70's country-folk sound. A musician for nearly 15 years, Shuyler now resides in Saskatoon SK where he is a dedicated family man and songwriter. His music has taken him to the US, Netherlands, France, Belgium, UK and all over Canada. Shuyler has contributed guitar, keyboards, bass and baritone to many studio recordings, including 4 releases with Old Reliable and he has been fortunate to collaborate with Oh Susanna, Jenny Whiteley, Calexico, Corb Lund, Luther Wright, Carolyn Mark, The Swiftys, Justin Rutledge and Howe Gelb.
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