Quote The Raven
Folk \ Pop \ Country
Quote the Raven, consisting of Jordan Coaker (Waterfront Fire) and Kirsten Rodden-Clarke (In the Flesh?), are a ’60s influenced folk pop duo with rich, eloquent harmonies. For many years the two have been performing in local choir groups, and musical theatre productions so it was only a matter of time before they branched out on their own to try their hand at songwriting. Drawing influence from a vast range of musicians including The Civil Wars, The Mamas and the Papas, Frank Sinatra, The Fortunate Ones and many other vocally driven groups, the duo uses their perfectly blended vocals to perform both unique covers of classic songs as well as their own haunting, catchy, and fun originals.
Quote the Raven is no stranger to playing live shows in the downtown St. John’s area. The pair have performed in many of St. John’s great venues (The Levee, The Brimstone, The Fat Cat, The Ship) with acts including Kalem Mahoney of The Monday Nights, Military Road consisting of Andrew LeDrew, Michael Hanrahan, Kalem Mahoney, and Robert Kelly, Juno Nominee Kellie Loder, Toronto band Flatrock, the MusicNL award winning Hip Waders, Rod Caines, and many others. They also hosted Wednesday nights at the Levee for the better part of 2013 and have hosted the MusicNL open mic on a number of occasions.
Jordan and Kirsten are currently in the studio recording their first EP with producer Robert Kelly (Passenger, The Once, Jerry Stamp, Waterfront Fire). The EP consists of six original songs recorded in a mostly live-off-the-floor setting. Similar to acts like the Secret Sisters and other live off the floor acts, the two choose to record this way to create raw and emotion filled tracks. The album will feature accompanying musicians Patrick Moran (violin), Aaron Collis (accordion), and Robert Kelly (bass).
Quote the Raven are a folk duo from Newfoundland consisting of Kirsten Rodden-Clarke and Jordan Coaker. The two have been performing together for a number of years and their rich harmonies are reminiscent of music from the 60’s. Their influences include The Civil Wars, Passenger, The Milk Carton Kids, and the Mamas and the Papas. Their first EP called Misty Mountains was released in May of 2016 to great reception, and the two completed a Newfoundland wide tour supporting the album in the summer of 2016. The duo were nominated for folk album of the year and Bell Aliant Rising Star of the year for the 2016 MusicNL awards, and have been receiving regular radio play across Newfoundland and the maritimes.