Merry Christmas everyone! I have written a new song called ‘Little Ones’ and have a new video to go with it.
I have put together this little video made up entirely of photos that fans, family and friends have sent in of their Christmases past. I’ve decided to also make it for Plan Canada’s ‘Because I Am A Girl’ campaign in honour of my late mom and dad, who were both elementary school teachers for their entire career. I would like to ask you to find out more and consider donating any amount to this important cause by going to my fundraising page over at BecauseIAmAGirl.ca
I had a very happy and fortunate childhood, we always had enough money for food, clothes, music lessons, etc. and so when I put together this video, I was naturally thinking about those who were having a harder time. I picked this particular cause because, as teachers, my parents were big advocates for improving childhood education both at home and abroad. As a woman, I want to help give young girls around the world the knowledge and tools to reach their full potentials.
This is a song about the magic of a childhood Christmas, and even though not all Christmases are happy ones, it’s as good a time as any to remember to cherish the ones we love while we have them, and to be thankful for the good life we have while it’s here!
Thanks, hope you enjoy!
To download the Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada 4 Christmas compilation ‘Little Ones’ was featured on, visit The Line Of Best Fit! It’s a really great collection of songs!
I am currently working hard on album #3! Can’t wait for you to hear it. Things have been a bit quiet on the ol’ website, and that is why! We’ll catch up more when I have some new music in tow.
I am also going to be in a documentary about ALS that I’m looking forward to sharing with you. It is still in the works as well, but if you’d like to check out the guys behind it, go visit The Yellow Bird Project and you can even buy a t-shirt I designed for them with proceeds going to support ALS research and patient care. In July, we put on a concert at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C., that will be part of the documentary. Here are a few photos from that amazing amazing evening, filled with all of my pals. It was a stunning setting, and I’m extremely grateful to the museum for hosting us. My friends in The New Pornographers came and played, as did my friends from Immaculate Machine days, as did my friends in MY band, PLUS we had a killer crew of folks involved, from flowers to photos to artwork and beyond (sound, cameras, lights, loaders, table movers, greeters, huggers, pita pit getters) who all worked really hard to make it a success. After party was at Ferris’ Oyster bar (if you’re ever in Victoria, you need to try their brownie… it’s worth it.) In summary, I’ll be sure to let you know when the documentary is ready for release!
Things will be ramping up again soon, and until then, happy internetting :)
For the week of March 12th only, iTunes Canada is featuring Who Are You? as a free single of the week in Canada! If you don’t already have it, go get it!!
Happy New Year! The band and I did a World Cafe with David Dye live session that will be broadcast on January 11th, 2012! You can listen in a number of ways..
Pick your state from the drop down menu and listen in on your local radio station:
…or, worldwide, you can connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm EST, here:
Late in the day of broadcast, the audio will be available on the NPR website:
Well here it is, Dec. 21st, 2011.
This past year included a release of my sophomore album, Bright and Vivid, 4 tours in North America, 1 tour of Europe, and a whole bunch of other things in between.
To celebrate the year’s end, here is my 2nd music video for the song ‘Turn A Light On’, which you can watch here, premiered on Paste Magazine.
Thanks for such a fun and successful year. I wouldn’t be here without your support. Lots of love to you and your families and loved ones. xox
Finally, my new album Bright and Vivid is out today! I really hope you enjoy it! Here’s an iTunes link - it will also be available at your other favourite online outlets as well as your local record store. If it’s not at your record store, just ask for it. It will help them know what their customers want!
We’re going on tour in a few days – check out the Live page to see all the tour dates. I hope to see your lovely faces in the audience!
Bright and Vivid is streaming in its entirety on NPR this week! Go to NPR to listen to it! AND here are some more tour dates that will keep us busy until mid-December… Go to the Live page to see the full North American tour, or scroll down to the previous post to see the west coast dates. We would love to see you at the shows. There will be vinyl. xox K
+ w/Himalayan Bear
* w/Mark Eitzel
Nov. 26th – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar +
Nov. 29th – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern +
Nov. 30th – Ottawa, ON – Raw Sugar Cafe +
Dec. 1st – Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo +
Dec. 2nd – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle +
Dec. 4th – Hamden, CT – The Space +
Dec. 5th – Boston, MA – Church of Boston +
Dec. 6th – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory + *
Dec. 7th – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s +
Dec. 8th – Arlington, VA – IOTA Club & Cafe +
Dec. 9th – Durham, NC – The Pinhook +
Dec. 10th – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn +
Dec. 11th – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light +
Dec. 12th – Nashville, TN – The Basement +
Dec. 13th – St Louis, MO – Cicero’s +
Dec. 14th – Chicago, IL – Double Door +
Dec. 15th - Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme +
Dec. 16th - London, ON – Call the Office +
Dec. 17th - Waterloo, ON – Jane Bond Restaurant +
Lots of things to post today!
First, a new video for Who Are You? from my album Bright and Vivid that comes out on Oct. 25th on File Under: Music. You can also watch it here, in a nice article from Exclaim magazine.
Second, there are vinyl and CD copies of Bright and Vivid available for pre-order now from File Under: Music!
Third, NEW TOUR DATES!! Here are my west coast tour dates, east coast coming soon. Hope to see you at the shows :)
Oct. 27th – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret. BUY TIX
Oct. 28th – Portland, OR – Backspace ALL AGES
Oct. 30th – Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
Oct. 31st – San Jose, CA – Pagoda
Nov. 1st – San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar
Nov. 2nd – Los Angeles, CA - Handbag Factory, 1334 S. Grand Ave. 10 p.m., Free Show!
Nov. 5th – Tempe, AZ – Venue 104
Nov. 6th – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
Nov. 7th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Nov. 8th – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Nov. 9th – Nampa, ID – Flying M Coffee
Nov. 11th – Wenatchee, WA – Caffe Mela
Nov. 12th – Seattle, WA – The Mix
Nov. 26th – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar w/Himalayan Bear
Just a very short and sweet post today: I am so very pleased to announce my new record, ‘Bright and Vivid’, is coming out Oct. 25th on File Under: Music! Preview the first single, ‘Who Are You?’ at Exclaim.ca! Thank you and I sincerely hope you enjoy!
After a very busy summer, which included a wonderful stop at the Vancouver Folk Festival and a feature on the cover of the Georgia Straight in Vancouver, the band and I are getting ready for a trip across the Atlantic and an EU release of ’Are You My Mother?’ on Aug. 29th, 2011. Here are the dates so far!!
Sep 04 - Dorset, UK – End Of The Road Festival – tix
Sep 05 - Groningen, NL – Oosterpoort – tix
Sep 06 - Rotterdam, NL – Lantaren Venster – tix
Sep 07 - Utrecht, NL – Tivoli – tix
Sep 08 - Hannover, DE – Feinkostlampe
Sep 09 - Leipzig, DE – Villa Hasenholz
Sep 10 - Offenbach, DE – Hafen – tix
Sep 11 - Strasbourg, FR – Simultania – tix
Sep 12 - Clermont-Ferrand, FR – Coffee Break
Sep 13 - Barcelona, ES – Sala Monasterio
Sep 15 - Vic, ES – Mercat de Musica de Vic @ Teatre Atlàntida – tix
Sep 16 - Ourense, ES – American Autumn @ Torgal
Sep 17 - Vigo, ES – Iguana Club – tix
Sep 18 - Braga, PO – Festival de Música Independente
See you at the shows! Love, K