The New Album is Out!
After a ring-dinger of an Edmonton release show on October 6th, The Earth That You're Made Of hit #6 on the Earshot national folk/roots/blues chart, and #3 on the CKUA chart.
Here's a sample of the praise it's received so far:
"Crystal clear voice, skilfully constructed songs and formidable piano, guitar, and arrangement chops…it's the songs that make this album a winner." – Penguin Eggs Magazine
"Her voice has an arresting purity that slides between strength and vulnerability…she plays acoustic and electric guitars, piano and keyboards and even penned horn or string arrangements for half the tracks on her latest album…even with all those extras Wylie’s voice and songwriting remain the highlight of the set." – Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
"Subtle and lulling, her voice is the sound you’d hear in a forest haunted by benevolent ghosts." – Michael Dunn, BeatRoute Magazine
“…one of the finest contemporary roots recordings to have ever been produced in Alberta, period.” – Peter North, Artistic Director, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival
"I think that Wylie is a rare contemporary musician who has refreshed and strengthened this good old genre…while staying true to its essence. It’s stardust folk." Hande Eagle, UK-based arts writer and translator
Wanna buy it?
Featured Guest at Bill Bourne's Open Stage
Every Thursday, the wonderful Bill Bourne hosts a jam at this super warm and friendly pub. Bill's smoking band goes on at 8, I'm on after that (9ish), and the stage opens up after that.
Prepare for the Fair - North Country Fair Pre-Party
This pre-Fair party is hosted by the McGowan Family Band, and will also feature sets by Meagan Loves, the Kimberley MacGregor Band, and my trio. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 if you're sporting a North Country Fair tshirt!
City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Hall of Fame Induction
Salute to Excellence is an awards ceremony that highlights the work of people who improve the quality of life in Edmonton and contribute to a more unique, vibrant and inclusive city, in the areas of arts and culture, community service, and sports. I'm honoured to be performing at it this year, and beyond delighted that I'll be backed up by the likes of Dave Babcock, Audrey Ochoa, Bob Tildesley, Sandro Dominelli, Mike Lent, Chris Andrew, and Jim Head. This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required for entry.
Full Band Extravaganza!
Seven-piece band! Keith Rempel on bass, Daniel Stadnicki on drums, Paul Mayer on keys, Dave Babcock on sax, Audrey Ochoa on trombone, Cheney Lambert on trumpet! This is our first full-band show since October, and it's just in time to kick off the festival season. Advance tix are $15, and you can get them from yours truly. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 780-720-0505.
Song for Litha – And Eve of Music and Song Celebrating the Summer Solstice
We invite you to share in our exploration of ancient Gaelic tunes from the West Highlands, contemporary compositions steeped in the Scottish Tradition, as well as beautifully crafted songs delivered with heart-rending emotion by two women who are among Canada's bee's knees of songwriters!! ♥
Christine Hanson - Cello/Vocals Erin Kay - Singer Songwriter Dana Wylie - Singer Songwriter With Special Guest from Glasgow Scotland! Mike Vass - Fiddle/Guitar/Songwriter
Tickets $20 Please reserve in advance to avoid disappointment! (Our events have previously sold out) email@example.com 780 292 3361 Feel free to bring and enjoy the libation of your choice!