Canadian singer/songwriter Luke Doucet is normally a difficult body to pin straight down. On the main one hand, he’s an acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist whose music appear to be a prairie-bred and countrified Elliott Smith; on the various other, he spent many years as the head from the spacy neo-psych rockers Veal, Vancouver’s response to the Flaming Lip area. A very pleased and vocal person in Canada’s exploding indie music picture, Doucet also will pay the bills being a studio room musician and manufacturer for decidedly non-indie works like Sarah McLachlan and Chantal Kreviazuk. Doucet was created and elevated in Manitoba, where he originally planned to become lawyer prior to the electric guitar became his principal obsession. He transferred to Vancouver and produced Veal within the middle-’90s, when rings such as for example Zumpano and Cub had been making the seaside city Canada’s principal indie pop mecca. After two Veal albums, 1996’s Scorching Loser and 1999’s Tilt O’ Whirl, Doucet collected songs that were rejected as as well gentle by his bandmates and documented his debut single recording, 2001’s Aloha, Manitoba. Emboldened by that album’s positive press, he documented one final recording with Veal, 2003’s The Embattled Hearts, before splitting up the music group and resettling in Toronto like a single performer; he released 2004’s Outlaws, a closet-cleaning assortment of live songs and old unreleased materials, to celebrate the new begin. Doucet released his second studio room album, Damaged (ALONG WITH OTHER Rogue Claims), in 2005. In the summertime of 2006, he wedded vocalist/songwriter Melissa McClelland, whose albums Thumbelina’s One Night time Stand and Stranded in Suburbia he previously produced.