Nowhere & Main
Nowhere & Main is the debut album by Montreal singer/songwriter Andre Kirchhoff. Spanning stripped-down alt-country, the darker edges of acoustic folk, and the roots-accented outskirts of rock, Nowhere & Main shows Andre has a foot firmly planted in both Montreal's burgeoning indie-rock scene and it's equally vibrant roots and country community. On this expansive and varied debut booze-soaked tales of indulgence and brooding suicide ballads dovetail with rollicking highway songs, and wistful childhood remembrances, all delivered with equal parts intensity and sincerity. Recorded at Montreal's UrbanHanded Works Studio with producer Gern f. (The United Steelworkers of Montreal), Nowhere & Main also showcases Andre's multi-instrumental talents. In addition to lead vocal and acoustic/electric guitar duties he sprinkles in slide guitar, harmonica, dobro, lap steel guitar and banjo, while receiving strong support from numerous local musicians, including members of USWM, The Dress Whites, Little Birdie, and The Jimmyriggers. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Andre began performing and writing while completing architecture studies at Montreal's McGill University. When not performing solo, he can be seen on various instruments with Montreal ensemble Little Birdie, fronted by singer-songwriter Orit Shimoni, as well as on lead guitar and vocals in the twangy three-piece rock band The Jimmyriggers.