International Women's Day Talks and Concerts

International Women's Day Talks and Concerts

March 8 in Regina, Swift Current, Prince Albert, Saskatoon

by SaskMusic

February 22, 2019 in SaskMusic News

SaskMusic is pleased to announce four simultaneous events - Prince Albert, Regina,Swift Current, and Saskatoon - in celebration of International Women's Day, March 8 2019, with the support of The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR). FACTOR-sponsored events are also happening right across Canada!
#FACTORfundedWomensDay

Friday, March 8, 2019
 

Prince Albert: Jam Street Music Sessions (1026 1st Ave W)

Women in Music Roundtable Discussion, 530-630pm
If you are working in the music industry in Saskatchewan, whether artist, songwriter, engineer, or any other role, you're invited to join us for roundtable discussions around the topic of Women in Music - our challenges, and triumphs. We will be joined by special guests to lead the discussions in each city. Everyone is welcome, whether to share your thoughts or to observe. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect for pizza and non-alcoholic beverages.

International Women's Day Concert 7pm
Doors open 6:30pm. All ages.

Performers: Mercy Glover (Prince Albert) - Atlanta Jane (Goodsoil) - Liza Brown (Prince Albert) - Lisa Moen (Saskatoon). See info on the artists below.

Doors open 6:30pm. This is an all-ages event, children are welcome. We're strongly encouraging you to purchase in advance as this event is likely to sell out.

Tickets available online NOW at https://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/international-womens-day-concerts-tickets/ . If not sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door for $10 cash or PWYC.

Admission proceeds will be donated to the PA Safe Shelter for Women.

Swift Current: Lyric Theatre, 227 Central Ave North

Women in Music Roundtable Discussion, 530-630pm
If you are working in the music industry in Saskatchewan, whether artist, songwriter, engineer, or any other role, you're invited to join us for roundtable discussions around the topic of Women in Music - our challenges, and triumphs. We will be joined by special guests to lead the discussions in each city. Everyone is welcome, whether to share your thoughts or to observe. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect for pizza and non-alcoholic beverages.

International Women's Day Concert 7pm
Doors open 6:30pm. All-ages.

Swift Current Performers include: Justine Sletten (Hazlet) - Amanda Hagel (Saskatoon) - Jezebel (Saskatoon) - Eliza Doyle Trio (Swift Current). See info on the artists below.

Doors open 6:30pm. This is an all-ages event, children are welcome. We're strongly encouraging you to purchase in advance as this event is likely to sell out.

Tickets available online NOW at https://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/international-womens-day-concerts-tickets/. If not sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door for $10 cash or PWYC.

Admission proceeds will be donated to Southwest Crisis Services.

Regina: Creative City Centre, 1843 Hamilton St.

Women in Music Roundtable Discussion, 530-630pm
If you are working in the music industry in Saskatchewan, whether artist, songwriter, engineer, or any other role, you're invited to join us for roundtable discussions around the topic of Women in Music - our challenges, and triumphs. We will be joined by special guests to lead the discussions in each city. Everyone is welcome, whether to share your thoughts or to observe. Please RSVP so we know how many to expect for pizza and non-alcoholic beverages.

Performers include: Lyzanne Foth (Saskatoon) - Jacey Bells (Regina) - Éemi (Saskatoon) - Joelle Fuller (Regina) - Hummingbird Crossing (Regina). See info on the artists below.

Doors open 6:30pm. This is an all-ages event, children are welcome. We're strongly encouraging you to purchase in advance as this event is likely to sell out.

Please note this venue has a large number of stairs and no elevator.
Tickets available online NOW at https://saskmusic.wufoo.com/forms/international-womens-day-concerts-tickets/. If not sold out in advance, tickets will be available at the door for $10 cash or PWYC.

Admission proceeds will be donated to the Regina Sexual Assault Centre.

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Saskatoon: FemFest at Amigos

From 10pm. No minors.

SaskMusic and FACTOR Canada sponsor Femfest! Presented by Grey Records

Performers include: Saskatoon's White Blood Cells, The Garrys, Ezra James Phillip, Micah Jane and Calgary's Hermitess. Brenda Jackson MC, with visuals by Stephanie Kuse. See bios below.

Tickets will be available at the door - $10 or Pay What You Can. All door proceeds will be donated to Iskwewuk E-wichiwitochik.

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THE ARTISTS

Prince Albert:

MERCY GLOVER is currently in Grade 10. She has a love for all music including country, pop, and alternative, and has been performing in shows since she was just 12 years old. As a solo artist, Mercy has performed in shows like Voices of the North, the Voice of PA, Hillbilly Jamboree, Rock My Gypsy Soul, and the Country North Show.

ATLANTA JANE, at 16, is well known in her hometown of Goodsoil. She’s already performed throughout Saskatchewan and farther afield, including a long list of performances for charitable events. Music is a top priority for Atlanta, along with school, friends, and family. Her pop style was first ignited from her involvement in musical theatre, and admiration for artists such as Adele and Ed Sheeran. Working part time at a local café, Atlanta saved her tips for a year to buy her beloved white Gretsch guitar. She plays an active part on the family farm and in the community, as a vocal coach and guitar teacher to young students.

LIZA JAYNE BROWN is a Metis/Cree woman who grew up north of the Saskatchewan River, and fell in love with music at a young age. She is greatly influenced by classic country, folk, and R&B, and loves all kinds of music, performing contemporary country/folk. She has released one album of original music with topics including love, heartbreak, survival, and joy, and is working on her second.

LISA MOEN is proud to be a small town female country singer/songwriter, originally from Outlook SK. Her ability to tell stories in her songwriting and natural feel onstage makes for a memorable show. She has had success with her original music at Canadian radio and plays with her band all over Saskatchewan and beyond. In 2018, she won the Sask. Country Music Association’s Country Music Person of the Year, and Planet S Magazine’s Best Solo Act. Lisa is excited to part of the National Cast for Telemiracle 2019. She has a new single and video coming out this spring, and lots of shows coming up for spring/summer.

Regina

LYZANNE FOTH has been writing songs ever since she picked up the guitar in her early teens. She released two albums as a high school student and is currently recording with childhood friend, Close Talker’s Will Quiring. Lyzanne’s songs are catchy with a jazzy feel, with lyrics that are vague enough to relate to and personal enough to give you a glimpse inside of her world. Her sound has been influenced through her repetitive listening of Feist, Amy Winehouse, St. Vincent, Emma Louise, and Charlotte Day Wilson.

ÉEMI is a bilingual singer-songwriter, recently garnering attention as a finalist on the nationally televised francophone singer-songwriter competition, Planète BRBR. She also appeared on Balade, a nationally televised musician showcase. Though her songs seem fragile and vulnerable, she is anything but. She sounds like a warm whiskey shot chased with honey; her poetry is distilled and her melodies are captivating. She just completed an Eastern tour in Ontario and Québec this summer and is currently working on her francophone album "Métamorphose", which will be released in April 2020.

JAECY BELLS, born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, is an artist and songwriter who takes the old and makes it new. Drawing inspiration from classic poets and women of jazz all the way to Billy Joel and Amy Winehouse, Jaecy weaves elegant lyrics and fills them out with jazzy piano and a voice full of soul. As a multi-instrumentalist using live looping, her eclectic influences blend together seamlessly in a performance you won't soon forget. She released her self-titled EP in May 2018 ; it has sounds of jazz and blues, her exceptional vocals really root the genre in soul.

JOELLE FULLER is an artist finally comfortable in her own skin. Her forthcoming new album, Travelling Witness (April 2019), is a genre-fusing offering that combines powerful lyrics, groovy melodies and chronicles the journey of her re-birth as an artist witnessing major global social change and coming to terms with the change in her family after the recent death of her father. Joelle is a strong believer in the power of words and seeks to empower and encourage others to live their truth through the stories she tells in her music. Joelle has amassed over 100 performances in Western Canada, including performances at the Regina Folk Festival, Cathedral Village Arts Festival, and the Forget Summer Music Festival to audiences of all ages.

HUMMINGBIRD CROSSING plays traditional & modern bluegrass & acoustic folk music. Helen Chang, Jennifer Petriew, Tim Mrazek & Vance Petriew are all singers and multi-instrumentalists, with Helen, Jenn and Tim prolific songwriters. Their forthcoming CD, Charm, is slated for release in spring. Hummingbird Crossing performs on acoustic instruments including include guitars, banjos, double bass, mandolins, dobro and fiddle. The band has had several songs place in songwriting competitions, and have opened for notables including Hornell & Sneddon, The Greg Blake Trio and Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, and performed at MerleFest in 2018.

Saskatoon:

WHITE BLOOD CELLS - Tribute to The White Stripes: A husband/wife band that harnesses the raw electricity of a live White Stripes show!

THE GARRYS are a trio of sisters who play garage surf pop doowop. Their harmonies are dreamy and precise, and their instrumentation stays true to the likes of Dick Dale and early Beatles. Formed in the spring of 2015, TheGarrys pull a strong influence from early reverb rock 'n roll and 1950s era vocal harmonies. If Ed Sullivan went on a date with the Shangri-Las, they would eat ice cream sandwiches and dance to the Garrys. Like father, like daughter(s).

THE HERMITESS is the solo project of songwriter and harpist Jennifer Crighton, who comes by way of various other musical incarnations, including The Consonant C and Devonian Gardens. Stripping back the performance to a harp and a circle of women's voices, the Hermitess is an inquisitive, contrary, wounded, wise and ever dreaming incantation.

EZRA JAMES PHILLIP is a singer-songwriter whose soulful original tunes come from influences of Amy Winehouse, Johnny Cash and Neil Young.

MICAH JANE started writing music when she was ten and hasn’t stopped since. Using the tumultuous years that have unsurprisingly come along with being a teenager and her knack for feeling everything just a little too strongly, she pours her soul into creating a variety of songs that say everything she can’t find the words for. This is her first gig, and she can’t wait to share a part of herself live on stage.

Swift Current: 

JUSTINE SLETTEN: Determination, talent, and drive define youth singer/songwriter Justine Sletten. Her debut EP, “Groundbreaking,” was released July 2017 and spent three days in the Top 10 Country Albums in Canada on iTunes, reaching # 3. Justine is currently planning follow-up singles which she hopes to release in July 2019. She’s been named the winner of the Saskatoon Country Music Association’s youth Star Search, the Medicine Hat stampede Summer Star, winner of the Deja Vu songwriters competition, and the 2018 Living Skies Teen Vocalist of the Year. She was also runner-up in the Global Country Canada Star Search, earning her a trip to Nashville where she will take part in three days of songwriting with industry professionals and participate in an international competition. She is hopeful that her hard work and determination will help her to share her music around the world.  

AMANDA HAGEL: Since the release of her debut album Rush in 2014, Amanda has established herself as a country artist on a mission to create meaningful and inspiring music. And she’s been busy – 6 songs released to radio, 13 official music videos, and a national finalist spot in the CBC Music’s Searchlight contest 2015. She’s a Saskatchewan Country Music Awards winner, with multiple nominations. Her most recent project was the “Collection of Covers Vol. 1” album release and concert series in the fall of 2018. With three albums released and plans to begin recording her next full length album of original music in 2019, she also stays busy performing with two well-known cover bands in the Saskatoon area.

JEZEBEL: Bittersweet lyrics, haunting vocal harmonies and aggressive rhythmic melodies define Saskatoon’s original diversity divas: the Bridge City’s own all-female punk rock band. Forged through years of progressive live performance and intensifying creative fire, Jezebel’s musical mission of all-inclusive empowerment and uniquely expressive individualism fuels their sonic passion, blazing brilliant and uniting words waxing authentic. Jezebel’s first EP "Forget Me Not" was released spring 2018, followed by a busy summer performing across Saskatchewan including Taste of Saskatchewan, Girls Rock Camp, Black Cat Tavern, 5 Acre Shaker and Doyle Fest.

ELIZA MARY DOYLE TRIO: Sweet as honey and raw as hide. Over the past 16 years, Eliza has recorded and released 10 full length albums, and toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK extensively. This feisty international and award-winning artist has a unique way of captivating audiences around the world with her charismatic performances, stylistic clawhammer banjo playing and sophisticated songwriting. Since playing with The Dead South for the previous 2 years (garnishing her a JUNO in 2018), her musicianship has skyrocketed. She is a versatile player, a seasoned performer, teacher, and session musician who brings an authenticity and energy to her music through her unstoppable and ferocious spirit. Joining her on stage this evening, blending beautiful 3 part harmonies, will be Paula McGuigan on upright bass and Liza Holder on guitar. Be it large concert halls, a small coffee house gatherings, or a garage jams, Eliza's love for music, family and friends is always present.

 

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