Today is the day: my new EP is out now! When I named this EP “Safe Harbour,” I didn’t know we’d be having global conversations about safety. I wrote these new songs at time in my life of relative calm. Indeed, it’s my first album not born of loss, and the title is largely a tribute to the power of friendship, to the power of being cared for, and to the places I want to give care. I am sending this new music into the world with all the love and care and concern and consolation in my heart. I am sending this new music to you with the hope that it brings you some joy, some distraction, some comfort, some catharsis, some singing along, some little bit of safe harbour. All the links for all the places to find it is in my bio. Thank you to @raespoon and @coaxrecords for helping put this music in the world. Rae has made the whole process more informed and less lonely -- which is just about the best thing a label can do, I say. Rae is a fantastic songwriter, and Coax is the answer for many under represented artists—check them out! Once again, huge thanks to @jimbryson who produced Safe Harbour (and played many instruments on it) and to all the musicians who contributed. We’re pretty proud of what we came up with. If you know my other albums, you’ll find these songs sound different from what has come before—it is my first entirely piano based project and the piano always takes my hand and leads me in directions I haven’t gone before. I love these songs. I hope you love them too. These are uncharted times, but you are not sailing alone.
Friends, I have cancelled the Toronto and Vancouver shows, and though I am sad, it was not a difficult decision. We must take care of each other. If you purchased a ticket to either show, refunds will be issued from Burdock (Toronto) and Brown Paper Tickets (Vancouver), hang tight. I aim to perform a few songs online, so keep in touch here on Instagram. And because, for now, I can’t bring this new music to you in person, please do pre-order Safe Harbour from Bandcamp for the music to come to you in the mail! (Link in bio.) We can be together in song.
*UPDATE* shows cancelled in these pandemic times! I am sad, but it was not a difficult decision. We must take care if each other. // It's been two years since I've performed music on stage -- I'm nervous. And excited. Mostly, I'm proud to be sharing and celebrating the new music @jimbryson and I made (Safe Harbour out March 20 on @coaxrecords !) And Jim will be performing with me! So that makes everything even more exciting. Toronto, I love you. Vancouver, I've missed you. Tickets on sale now for both shows -- link in bio! Photo by @jensquiresphotographer of course ❤️
The second single, Water to Sail, from my new EP, Safe Harbour, is out NOW! You can listen to the full track, pre-order the EP, and get tickets to the Toronto or Vancouver shows -- links in bio, of course! . “Water To Sail is the sonic and emotional apex of Safe Harbour; a song about the friendships that help create safe spaces in our lives. Produced by @jimbryson, Safe Harbour is out on @coaxrecords March 20!
I don't often share photos of my little one online, but this one will be part of a new exhibit by Laura Proctor, and so out in the world it must be! Laura captured such a lovely moment of my little one tugging sweetly, and I can't wait to see the full series. From The Circle is Small: Portraits of Musician Parenthood Photos by Laura Proctor On exhibition at The Gladstone Hotel Art Bar, April 2nd - 12th, 2020
Tickets are now on sale for Toronto and Vancouver “Safe Harbour” launch parties! April 2 in Toronto, I'll be joined on stage by @jimbryson (zomg) and April 7 in Vancouver, I'll be sharing the night with @jesshilldreams (eeeeeeee!). LINK IN BIO . It's been almost two years since I've performed music, and I've got just one (sold out already) house concert before these to warm up. I'm excited and nervous to bring new music to audiences -- I know my anticipation will be wrought with anxiety and before hand I'll just want it to be over, but then the shows themselves will fly by, and I'll be giddy and joyful on the other side, wishing I could slow time. This is the ride every time! I'm thrilled that Jim can come to perform with me -- we had a lot of fun making the new songs together, and a new album is always a feat worthy of celebration. See you there! . Photo by @jensquiresphotographer of course! Hair and make up by @keltylewis and haircut by @israel_garcia79 💫💫💫
Pre-order my new EP now! Safe Harbour is available on CD, cassette (yes we went there), vinyl (my first ever!), and good old fashioned digital. With your pre-order, you'll immediately get the first single Rebuild, and the EP drops March 20. LINK IN BIO. . This puppy was produced by @jimbryson, and it’s my first entirely piano-based project. It sounds different from everything I’ve made before and I’m so excited to share it. . That cover art? I KNOW. Photo by @jensquiresphotographer , hair and makeup by @keltylewis . Woot!
I’m excited to be working with Bespoken Bureau! Photo by @jensquiresphotographer #Repost @bespokenbureau ・・・ Recently, Bespoken Bureau had the honour of adding award-winning musician, author, and broadcaster Christa Couture to our roster of speakers. A queer Indigenous woman and mother, and a self-described “cyborg” with a high-tech robotic leg, Christa has experienced life in all its extremes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From Christa: “‘It gets better,’ and, ‘There's always hope.’ Those are two statements I've been told a lot and two statements I take issue with. We live in this feel-good and get-over-it culture where grief, despair, pain, etc. just aren't very welcome. We want to dress them up. What I want from you, from us, is to start saying different, not better. When it comes to grief, injury, or great loss—we don’t have to get better.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To watch Christa’s hybrid keynote and musical performance on hopefulness and hopelessness and how they make life meaningful, visit our blog. Link in bio ☝️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #keynote #speaker #artist #songwriter #cyborg #disability #speakersbureau #hope #acceptance #motivation #christacouture
Once again, being in knickers rules my Instagram. Plus my first steps, my new tailored pants, new shoes, a silicone pad, and a kiss! 😘🌈 🦵🏽 #topnine #topnine2019 #amputee #disability #makemotherhooddiverse