Musicians write about a lot of things - usually love, sex, drugs - but it's hard to find one who writes a track, let alone an entire album, about dear old Mom. Until now, that is.
For years, Rolf Klausener, the Acorn's frontman, wanted to write a record about his Honduras-born mother, and when it came to penning the band's debut full-length, he finally had his chance. The result is the touching Glory Hope Mountain, which covers the first 30 years in the life of Mrs. Klausener, born Gloria Esperanza Montoya.
Backed by quiet acoustics in some spots and rollicking BSS-like melodies in others, the Ottawa-based vocalist sings about his abusive grandfather, the death of his dad and his mother's harrowing journey from her hometown to Montreal.
But this isn't just an ode to Klausener's origins; it's universal enough for any family to relate to.
The Acorn play the Horseshoe November 25.