The Chesterfield Chronicles project, an indie-folk-rock record, is available across all music platforms right now. The project was founded by Evan Phoenix and produced by Evan Phoenix & Christine Carroll. The album is dedicated to Indigenous & non-Indigenous Canadians in pursuit of Truth and Reconciliation.

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Project members are, in alphabetical order;

*Charlie Bush (Lead guitar), *Christine Carroll (Backing vocals), *Brendan Cross (Piano),*Al Frei (Lead guitar, bass guitar), *Sara Karahlone - (Bass guitar, clarinet), *Charles-Michael Phoenix (Drums, percussion), *Evan Phoenix (Lead vocals, rythm guitar, organ, weird mouth trumpet).


© Algonquin Records . 2020Executive Producers: Evan Phoenix / Christine CarrollCo-produced by Al Frei / Raye Styles.Album artwork by Christine Carroll

The Skeleton Goose

Words by E.PhoenixMusic by E.PhoenixProduced by E.Phoenix / C.Carroll© Algonquin Records . 2020
The Skeleton Goose
Except ripen into morning, there’s nothing to the night. Darkness soaks and the dishwasher too. Yer wickedness is treasonous. They’ve got the windows up on the bus. There are eternal flashes of light. It’s the headlights from cars that punch holes in the night. She was beyond her means and she looked mean. She said; “What do you mean”? Yer the Skeleton Goose. There’s a boat load o’ snow on the fast lane. It’s dead on Diefenbaker ‘n main. I’m the wallet, yer the wings. Yer wild, you rule, yer the darkest thing. She was beyond her means. She said; “What do you mean”? All hell will break loose ‘cause yer the Skeleton Goose.
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Russian Bingo

Words by E.PhoenixMusic by E.Phoenix / C.BushProduced by E.Phoenix / C.Carroll© Algonquin Records . 2020
Russian Bingo We drove like hunted deer, on auto-pilot with fear in the tank. We searched for night riders on dot coms. Thought we'd fare better in Chicago. Yeah we made good time at night 'cause we had a burnt out pilot light. It was all downhill at the state line. How could it get better in Chicago? Plaster the net with a fast sale: 1979 Winnebago. We'd give it all up for a little luck like at bingo so we can get out of this limbo. Off the pilot with fear in the tank, with fear in the bank. Plaster the net with a fast sale: 1979 Winnebago. We drove like hunted deer, on auto-pilot with fear in the tank. We searched for night riders on dot coms. Thought we'd fare better in Chicago.
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Fully Loaded For Cleveland

(For Gordon Lightfoot)

Words by E.PhoenixMusic by E.Phoenix / B.CrossProduced by E.Phoenix / R.Styles / C.Carroll© Algonquin Records . 2020
Fully Loaded For Cleveland (For Gordon Lightfoot) It's been an honour to serve you. It's been good to know ya' too. Is this how legends are born oh Captain? Where the future meets the past? It's hard to believe last night's stew could be our last. Let's wire in my love for Mary too. Tell her she should take my brother's hand and I promise that I will be brave. Will you, for us, lift a glass? It's hard to believe last night's stew was probably our last. Ol' Beetcher says he'd be surprised if they found us. "Then again, the Captain says, wrecks are worth more. Why do you think Shakespeare had nothin' nice to say"? It was a west wind we felt blowing fast. Oh Captain, was last night's stew really our last?
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A Town With No Cops

Words by E.PhoenixMusic by E.PhoenixProduced by E.Phoenix / C.Carroll© Algonquin Records . 2020
A Town with No Cops Women cha cha their hips like Show Dogs. Zombies of lust congregate in the church. A cat named Whiskey oozes out omens and lies hoo hoo into the night. Women curiously curse the cat. Up a post, its cries sounding Goddamned. Men with walking sticks will be shamed. Their pain the town's maidens' gain. We're driving drunk in a town with no cops and all we do is drink. All we do is drink in a town with no cops. Drunk City roads under a starry sky men excuse themselves to kiss is for the most perfect Goddess, neither here, nor there. We're driving drunk in a town with no cops and all we do is drink. All we do is drink in a town with no cops. All we do is drink in a town with no cops. And Whiskey said; "Yer shenanigans are entertaining but they will lead to results. Sorry for the bites, thanks for the drink and goodnight.”
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O Vancouver We Love Thee

Words by E.PhoenixMusic by E.PhoenixProduced by E.Phoenix / C.Carroll© Algonquin Records . 2020
O Vancouver We Love Thee The crowd marches on so we bottled through. We left the divine wine to which we were wedded. The sweet slander generations were entrusted with, was never willingly rendered. It was forcefully tendered. Hooray for me the Bruins were victorious. Boo-urns a beautiful city defiled. The crowd marches home. We got through. Jerseys burned on cars but the world still loves you. O Vancouver we love thee. O Vancouver we love thee.
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Tonight We Take Parry Sound

(For Cynthia Mackenzie)

Words by E.PhoenixMusic by E.PhoenixProduced by E.Phoenix / C.Carroll© Algonquin Records . 2020
Tonight We Take Parry Sound (For Cynthia Mackenzie)
We've seen the Crow Creeks. We've seen the Loon Lakes. We've seen the Red Rivers, where legends of the wild rule. The red rum boils from the mouth of the Lightfoot moose, where Algonquin frees the stars loose. Over card games fugitive geese win and lose. Nothing beats an ace except a joker or a deuce. We left the rain behind and motel signs, with a hint of good riddance and spring pine. Jim says that we don’t have a pool but the rooms are cool. Breaker breaker one nine, left signal me once and I’ll thank you with a double hazard flash in our dust as I crank "Alberta Bound”, as we take Parry Sound. We left the rain behind and motel signs, with a hint of good riddance and spring pine. Jim says that we don’t have a pool but the rooms are cool.
Click on this video to see Evan Phoenix talk about the song.

russian bingo

Official Music Video

A Town with no cops

Official Music Video

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