Download the fantastic new folk sing along from The Points North titled “We Have Opened Up”, available for free at the link below.
“Boston, like most cities gripped by cruel winters and at times crueler inhabitants, is fully appreciated only when abandoned. Jamaica Plain’s THE POINTS NORTH found redemption in our olde towne upon returning from a two-month tour in Australia, penning “We Have Opened Up” as a sing-along love letter to the folks walking the cobblestones and the blanketing snows that come between them. Singer-songwriter Christopher North Alspach, channeling an at-ease Michael Stipe over traditional Celtic folk harmonies, finds endearment in our “crooked city streets” and old-timers with “rivets for hearts” even as Regina Peterson’s floating flute acts as a directional guide to the nearest corner tavern. As Boston’s cold settles in, “We Have Opened Up” provides some inner warmth. The Points North perform October 23 at the Rosebud in Somerville, then head back to their ’hood for an October 26 show at the Temple in JP. In the meantime, grab the “We Have Opened Up” MP3 down below.