To get a feeling for the music, beautiful smile, and absolutely delightful individual you will experience on the 30th check out this promotional video for Awna's soon-to-be-released debut solo album Where The Darkness Goes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rLBVP6FSx4&feature=related.
. Hailing from Toronto, Awna left an untenable home situation at age fourteen and found music instead of bad ends. Over the past eleven years Awna has played in a number of bands, beginning in 2001 when she joined the West Coast's favorite street singers The Derby and first learned to play her signature Gutbucket Bass. During the next several years Awna and friends teamed up to start two nationally touring country-folk bands that released three full length albums, includingDusty Lullaby, chosen album of the year at the 2004 Vancouver Island Music Awards. In 2004 Awna met Allison Russell of the recently formed Canadian urban-roots band Po' Girl. The band needed a bass player who was ready, willing and able to live out of a suitcase for the foreseeable future. Awna hit the road the following week. Over the next seven years Awna and Alli (and an ever revolving cast of musical friends that have comprised Po' Girl) averaged over 250 days/year on the road, played to sell-out crowds at top festivals and venues in 13 countries on 4 continents, and released five critically acclaimed studio albums featuring many of Awna's compositions and arrangements. This year Awna and Alli decided to put Po' Girl touring on hold until 2014 to allow themselves time to pursue several solo projects. Awna has written her 'How To Guide' for the Gutbucket Bass, is working on writing some children's stories, has begun touring solo, and will soon be releasing her first solo albumWhere The Darkness Goes, "...a mixture of all her musical influences and instruments...that will take you from old timey mountain music to accordion driven European folk."
- RESERVE SEATS by emailing [masked] - say how many people will be attending. Feel free to invite your friends.
- PROVIDE A PHONE NUMBER in case he need to get in touch quickly because of any last minute change in plans.
- Seating is limited to 50 and always fills quickly so don't wait to RSVP.
- A donation of $15-$20 will be requested at show time - 100% to Awna.
- Out of consideration for the performers I ask that people "COMMIT" to their reservations. This is important! If you cancel and I'm unable to fill your places from the wait list please consider making a donation to cover the loss of income to the artists. Touring musicians live by these performances - this is their livelihood - so please, honor your reservations !!!!
- Feel free to bring children if they can sit for two hours and listen.
- APPETIZER/DESSERT BUFFET. We encourage the audience to bring finger food - an appetizer or dessert - to share. We will provide some munchies, home-baked cookies, and tea. BYO drinks (beer, wine, fizzy water, etc.).
- Directions to our home and details will be sent Saturday, June 23.