Newfoundland’s poetess extraordinaire, mental health advocate and feminist Amelia Curran’s music is distinguished by beautifully-crafted, intricate and elliptical lyrics, geologic in their resilience and oceanic in their depths. Over the course of a decade, Curran has built a shoreline of song, a place of radical, perpetual collision of matter and form. Even as she leads us to the ever-eroding lip of the abyss, Curran’s music helps us make sense of the heart’s imperceptible, relentless attrition. On Watershed, Curran’s new and eighth full-length album, her trademark-sharp lyrics relay experiences of misogyny, frustration, internet bullies, depression. Self-described as brazen, it’s a lyrical work that is open (not to be confused with optimistic), achingly, necessarily human and often tender.
A veteran of the Western Canadian music scene, Stewart is the songwriter and front man of Calgary's popular western roots group the Northern Beauties. His first solo release, due fall 2017, will be a stripped down and heart-heavy folk album with haunting melodies about love and our condition, featuring tender vocals and hard won lyrics that shine a deathless light on his love for songwriting and the craft of the performer.