49 is the first single off the Blackburn Hall self-titled album. The Hamilton based trio is made up of: Pete Hall (Guitar, Vocals) Adam Melnick (Bass), and Dan Empringham (Drums). How many bands is Dan Empringham actually in these days? We may never know – it seems like a lot.

Anyway, the self titled album is really good. It has the charms that drew us to Northern Chorus originally but it is also clearly a new project with heavier guitar sounds and tighter arrangements.

The entire album is solid and if you like the first single you owe it to yourself to download the whole thing and take a listen. “49” has old school Bob Dylan vibes and is a perfect addition to our music collection as we head into gloomy, contemplative fall.