Singer-songwriter Ellen Adams works in folk and country traditions, with songs exploring longing, queerness, and the lies we tell ourselves and others in love. Drawing on the influences of Gillian Welch, Whiskeytown, old time, plus some Motown, she brings a little bit of twang and a whole lot of heart to the stage. She's performed in folk festivals and major cities on both sides of North America. Currently, she's artist-in-residence at University of Lethbridge's Gushul Studio, where she's recording her next album.
Diemm: Crystalline vocals. Lyrics like arrows. Ethereal folk harp. Diemm plays original Chamber Folk music, with poetry that tugs at the layers between conscious and subconscious mind.
Diemm plays folk harp and sings. She plays for that one note, that one resonant chord that opens a cascade of ‘yes’ inside you. Her harp strings weave dense landscapes of rhythm and melody. Her voice is a bell, ringing you home. Diemm’s debut album ‘Ten Thousand Miracles’ launched September 2018. This album is a tapestry of harp, double bass, and percussion, with the kind of vocal harmonies that give chills - and some genre-bending spoken word poetry, too. Her genre is Chamber Folk. The artist she's most compared to is Joni Mitchell, the poet she's most compared to is Rumi.
Find the album on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/02244EBF2rW8SV3QfUzNs1?si=1Z4i_THkR7yPc735cMvJNg Diemm is singer-songwriter Dawna McLennan. Diemm performs solo, as a duo, or as a trio. The full trio includes double bass or cello, percussion, and of course Diemm's harp and vocals. She’s performed previously under the name HarpPixie, playing House Concerts and Cafes around BC, and on festival stages like Starbelly Jam, Salmon Arm R&B,Tiny Lights Festival. She’s been awarded grants from FACTOR Canada, Creative BC and Columbia Basin Trust, to pursue her musical visions.
Diemm’s concerts blur the line between performance and transformational offering. As a workshop leader and as a performer, Diemm holds hands with the Muse and bows to the power of music to align and illuminate. You’ll leave lighter, clearer, and more inspired than when you walked in, as though you’ve sprouted wings. Visit www.diemm.ca for links, videos, and to join her mailing list.
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What do a musician, a model, a science journalist, an actor and a fashion guru have in common? They are all panellists forCanada Reads2019. Over four days in March, the five defenders will bring their diverse perspectives to this year's theme: One Book to Move You.