The Canadian songstress, Lowell, has just released her debut album "We Loved Her Dearly" on soundcloud through the legendary Canadian label, Arts & Crafts. Ladywood fell in love with Lowell a year ago after an impromptu street performance caused by the devastating 2013 flood. She was scheduled to headline Sled Island, a 4 day music and arts festival when a massive flood swept through Calgary and resulted in the music festival getting cancelled. Lowell, being the determined and fearless soul that she is, said "The show must go on!" and organized a Sled X: Flood Island street party with a generator, speakers, lights, hot dogs, and over a hundred spectators. Ladywood was so enamoured with Lowell that we caught up with her after the event (see "Interview with the Lovely Lowell" here).
Her album is so on point that even CBC Music gives a brilliant review: "As expressed in the album’s first single, Lowell is like dynamite: ferocious, unrelenting, and determined – but not only when it comes to her music. Writing each song to empower not only herself, but also her listeners -- to challenge gender conventions and inspire freedom from social limitations, rules, and misogynists’ abuse of power; to celebrate and uphold individuality, and to “take away your pain” as sung in “88,” the EP’s sing-a-long-friendly liberation anthem.
Keep an eye out for this gem and definitely go see her live because she rocks! With love, Hannah
7 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Horseshoe Tavern
19 – Toronto, Ontario @ TIME Festival
23 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Arboretum Arts Festival
14 – Victoria, British Columbia @ Rifflandia Festival
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