Friday October 25 2019
7.30pm, doors 6.30pm
Celeigh Cardinal SOLD OUT
Opening act: Chris Ronald
Venue: St. Basil's Cultural Centre, 10819 - 71 Avenue, Edmonton
$23 advance - NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR
Spirited Soul-Folk Songstress from Edmonton
To describe Celeigh Cardinal as simply a Métis singer/songwriter from the Peace Country of Alberta, is like saying the Grand Canyon is a nice place to visit. Her voice carries a rare blend of warmth, power, range and nuance that puts her in the company of world-class vocalists such as Bonnie Raitt and Adele. Harkening back to earlier days of blues and the golden era of jazz, her heartfelt, biographically inspired songs blend soul and emotion into her performances.
The breakout track, There Ain’t No Way from her first full-length album Everything and Nothing at All (2017), brought her serious attention from the Canadian music industry. It earned her Indigenous Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and racked up eight nominations winning Female Artist of the Year and Indigenous Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards, among other noms and awards. Her follow up album came out in May 2019.
Celeigh has performed across Canada, the United States, and internationally, including the Live at Heart Showcase in Orebro, Sweden. She is also the first Indigenous radio personality on CKUA radio, and the first Indigenous member of Edmonton’s Arts Column, the In Crowd.
“Her performance was stellar. Riveting. Real. A writer of rare depth and honesty and in the voice a powerful beauty. I felt the songs and I felt lucky to bear witness. A true light.”- David Francey
Influenced by countless British and North American artists of the 60s onward, Ronald’s music has been described as “Canadian folk with British roots.” Ronald first got hooked on songwriting at age 15, but he only started to go public in his thirties after emigrating to Canada from England. In recent years, Ronald’s “keenly luxuriant voice and immaculate songcraft” have won him numerous accolades including a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. He is a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician who delivers a unique and captivating show.