Keeping Up With The Crones
By cherelle evelyn on march 13 2014
PHOTO CREDITS: Jesse McKinnon
It’s a labour of love, but Nathan Kelly doesn’t have sky-high goals for fan-favourite band Crones.
Rather, the leader of the group that has become a Prince George staple over the past years, is happy with continuing to make music he loves with people he enjoys. “We don’t have grand aspirations,” said Kelly, who founded the band about two years ago with a desire to give his solo Crones compositions a fuller life.
What the membership of Crones does have is the musical ability and versatility to tackle a broad swath of tunes. Alongside Kelly, band members Britt Meierhofer, Landon Hilde, Chris Dibbens and Cal Hilde aim to have new songs prepped every time they take the stage. “It’s great to have other people that have similar views on music,” said Kelly. Those views are being put together this year to record a new album that Kelly says he hopes will be released this spring.
The new EP will be a follow up to last fall’s Retreat, available digitally through Bandcamp. And though he is the group’s chief songwriter, Kelly said everyone has their hands in the mix. “I really enjoy the collaboration.” Being able to bounce ideas off other musicians can only make the work stronger.
For Meierhofer, Crones allows her to flex her collaborative muscles outside of solo act Goodnightmare. “It allows for that social performance…it’s really fun to play in a band because you bounce energy back and forth off each other on stage,” she said. “We’re all easy going – there’s no divas in Crones.” Keep an eye out for Crones’ latest release at crones.bandcamp.com or on Facebook.
REPORTER FOR THE PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN
Journalist, west coast native, music lover. Made in Canada.