Maritime folk trio The Once venture into foreign and familiar waters on their new album
The Once took their name from an old Newfoundland expression meaning “right away.” It was a revealing decision, one that captured not only the band’s love of Canada’s most easterly province but also their wry sense of humour. The Once’s career has been defined not by overnight success, but by steady growth. And, after almost a decade spent playing together, the three musicians are experiencing more success than ever. Their latest record, Departures, earned glowing reviews and a Juno Award nomination, for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. Nothing good happens right away, least of all music. The Once are on a long journey, and enjoying every second of it.