An iconic New York City musician has taken inspiration from the streets of Winnipeg’s North End for his new record.
Lee Ranaldo – best known as the acclaimed guitarist of Sonic Youth – is releasing Names of North End Women, an experimental collaboration with Spanish composer Raul Refree, early next year.
The guitarist told Rolling Stone magazine Wednesday that he was inspired on a visit to the city when he noticed a number of local streets – Kate, Dagmar and Harriet among them – that bore women’s names.
Ranaldo, who is married to Winnipeg-born experimental artist Leah Singer, also has a song on the upcoming record entitled “At the Forks”.
Names of North End Women‘s first single, the title track, was released in video form Wednesday.