Elizabeth Shepherd and Michael Occhipinti team up on The Weight of Hope
The Weight of Hope features re-imagined the works of other legendary Canadian artists such as Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot and Bruce Cockburn, as well as Stevie Wonder.
Having crossed paths on tour, each has made successful careers for themselves. Shepherd is a multidimensional vocalist who has been longlisted for the Polaris Prize and performed internationally in iconic venues including the Hollywood Bowl, while Occhipinti has distinguished himself as a versatile and creative guitarist who has performed with iconic artists including Andrea Bocelli and Bruce Cockburn. This marks their first focused collaboration after almost a decade of being featured in each other’s respective projects and tours.
The Weight of Hope showcases Shepherd and Occchipinti’s talents and versatility as a duo and spans a number of genres, eras and social issues. The final track “Moon Ray” offers a sneak peek into what the future looks like for their next album — a project already in the works.
Here’s the track listing:
- Any Other Way
- Lovers in a Dangerous Time
- October Daughters
- Pacing the Cage
- The Weight of Hope
- Night Comes On
- Lord of the Starfields
- Wondering Where the Lions Are
- All the Lovely Ladies
- Moon Ray
The Weight of Hope is available now via Modica Music.