The Harmonious Happenings of The Reckoners

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011

Zouch Magazine Interview – September 2011 – Sara Harowitz It’s pretty safe to say that your first album is a success when the worst review you get states that your CD would be good to bring home to a girlfriend. And for Vancouver’s folk duo The Reckoners, that’s exactly what happened. “I think we had tons and tons of really great reviews and I think we only had one that wasn’t that...

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Clear Skies Ahead For Reckoners – Vancouver Sun

Posted by on May 19, 2011

“The end result is both “indie” and modern yet undeniably “retro”; a vibe that has bestowed the Reckoners with a well-deserved “next big Canadian folk thing” tag in the press.” - BY FRANCOIS MARCHAND, VANCOUVER SUN

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Best albums of 2010: Vancouver and B.C. edition

Posted by on May 19, 2011

“Finally, I have to make a few special mentions for some of the best EPs of the year, which make me look forward to full-lengths in 2011 (I hope!): TEEN DAZE, Four More Years BABE RAINBOW, Shaved THE RECKONERS, And the Sky Opened Up HUMANS, Avec Mes Mecs” - BY FRANCOIS MARCHAND, VANCOUVER SUN

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****½ STARS – VANCOUVER SUN

Posted by on Apr 24, 2011

The story of Vancouver’s The Reckoners, Christina Simpson and Ricardo Khayatte, is a love story. The two met during a retreat a few years back and it was love at first sight. …And the Sky Opened Up, the duo’s debut, is love at first listen. The duo’s vocal interplay is spellbinding and the folk/country melodies feel breezy and effortless, bouyed by road-weary wisdom and...

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TORONTO STAR ANTI-HIT LIST AGAIN

Posted by on Mar 12, 2011

A variation on the Black Cab Sessions, for which an act climbs into the back of a taxi and performs while the vehicle drives around London, Vancouver’s Green Couch Sessions feature an act sitting on said piece of furniture and singing one song, in one take. This preview of the follow-up to this duo’s . . . And the Sky Opened Up EP features no more than a guitar, an accordion, and the...

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Exclaim Magazine

Posted by on Oct 18, 2010

There must be something in the BC air that spawns sweet vocal harmonies. To the likes of harmony-driven groups like the Blue Shadows and the Be Good Tanyas, you can now add the Reckoners. Based on this debut six-song EP, the Vancouver, BC-based folk duo have the potential to take a place alongside those greats. Featuring Berklee graduate and TV composer Ricardo Khayatte and Christina Simpson,...

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