JUNO Award - Best Traditional Roots Album, Solo, (Nominated)
Canadian Folk Music Award - Contemporary Album of the Year (Nominated)
Indie music meets Occupy on Annabelle Chvostek's Rise, a rousing celebration of recent grassroots uprisings in Canada and around the world, complete with casseroles, a "peoples' chorus" and a cover of Peter Tosh's "Equal Rights".
Produced by ex-Rheostatic Don Kerr and mixed by New York-based Grammy and Oscar nominee (and ex-pat Montrealer) Roma Baran, along with her studio partner, Viv Stoll. It features guest vocals by Bruce Cockburn and Oh Susanna, guitars by David Celia, and percussion by Debashis Sinha of Autorickshaw and Minor Empire. Chvostek herself plays a lot of mandolin and fiddle on the album, often drawing driving, pulsating backdrops from these frequently-sweet-sounding strings.