After a highly successful launch in February, the series returns to the intimate cabaret-style GCTC studio on Sunday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm with Canadian country music royalty Kelly Prescott, and local music phenomenons Crystalena, Susan O, and Vicki Brittle.
Prior to the concert, at 2:30pm, Kelly leads an interactive workshop (facilitated by CHUO's Anne-Marie Brugger) to discuss her approach to songwriting, mentorship, and the value of co-writing. Kelly and her mentee Vicki Brittle, along with Crystalena and her collaborator Susan O have teamed up to pen brand new compositions for the event. Join the workshop to hear about their exclusive FemmeVox collaborations, and to get tips on improving your own process.
Workshop: 2:30pm. (Tickets $15)
Performance: 4:30pm. (Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door)
Kelly recently wrapped her first tour across the U.S. with Matchbox Twenty's Kyle Cook. When not on the road, she splits her time between Nashville and her home-base of Toronto. Originally from the Ottawa Valley, she was born into Canadian country royalty. The third-generation singer grew up in an award-winning studio where she was able to hone her craft of songwriting. Most recently, she's been working in the studio with producer Jason Mater on new music expected later this year (a follow-up of her second solo album, 2016’s acclaimed Hillbilly Jewels). For more info, visit: http://www.kellyprescottmusic.com
An up and coming country star, Vicki Brittle is a singer/songwriter that, as she says, “creates music that mends with a soulful, soft rock & folky twist.” From the small Ottawa Valley town of Clayton, Vicki is winning songwriting contests and opening for stars such as as Sass Jordan and Tea Party's Jeff Martin. Watch for a new album in 2019! For more info, visit: IG: vickibrittlemusic Youtube: VICKIBRITTLEMUSIC
Susan's songs have been described as “fragile folk and country songs that simmer in quiet desperation.” Known for her passionate and powerful voice and a gift for spinning stark, down-to-earth tales, Susan recently returned to the music scene to release the album 20 Years, which shares stories of life, love and resilience that we all experience on our path to our 40s. For more info, visit: https://susano.bandcamp.com
Crystalena lives for mixing attitudes and genres. While combining her roots in soul & folk music, she takes listeners by surprise when adding dashes of experimental rock and lush R&B grooves. This local powerhouse has been described as “... a voice soaked in honey and grit. ”For more info, visit: https://crystalena.ca