Thirteen is the debut recording from 13 year old multi-instrumentalist Julien Kitson of Stratford. It is a collection of cover songs in both French and English, reflecting his varied musical influences and his Acadian heritage.
The bulk of the instruments on the album were performed by Julien, with his sister Annie adding both piano and fiddle on a few tracks. The album was recorded at The Studio at the Guild in Charlottetown under the direction of Marvin Birt and David Rashed. Birt and Rashed also penned the song, “All About You,” specifically for Julien and this project. The album is available locally at Back Alley Music in Charlottetown, Real Instruments in West Royalty, as well as iTunes.
Julien will be holding an official album release party at Le Bayou at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean (French School) in Charlottetown on September 18 from 5 to 8 pm. It is an all ages show, so families are welcome.