Currently hailing from Connecticut, Canyon. is a 28 year old vocal powerhouse. She is known by those that have seen her perform to be a captivating singer/songwriter with haunting and heart-wrenchingly honest songs. Performing with just an acoustic guitar, her catchy vocal melodies will immediately grab your attention while the intimate lyrics and stories she tells will keep your ears guessing. Known for performing with an intensely raw passion and conviction, her sound will cut you deep and hit a nerve.
Raised by a single mother in Northern California, Canyon.'s earliest musical influences can be traced back to the cassettes her mother would play on repeat during long road trips. "I get my independent and adventurous spirit from my mom. Whenever we would hit the road together she used to make a bed for me in the back of the car. I remember just laying for hours watching the sky change out the back window daydreaming to Cat Stevens and Tracy Chapman the most... but there was Neil Young, Sarah McLaughlin and the Indigo Girls as well..."
On September 25th, 2002, Canyon celebrated her 18th birthday by borrowing her mother's acoustic guitar, boarding a plane and officially moving to New York City. It marked the beginning of her journey into music. Several years and several guitars later, her voice has developed into one of strength, wisdom and maturity with songs inspired by the life experiences of a young adult in a big city.
Canyon.'s emergence onto the music scene began with The Break Contest 2010 when she, along with friend and former partner Andrew Maturana, were the only acoustic act to be selected to perform at The Bamboozle Festival 2010, which boasted an estimated attendance of 20,000. Since January 2011, Canyon. has been performing in festivals and venues throughout the Northeast living by her model, "I will play anywhere and everywhere that will let me..."
With her folk roots as undeniable and organic as her namesake which comes from lyrics in the song "Thrasher" by Neil Young. Canyon. is poised to make her mark on the Folk genre by re-defining what modern Folk means and finally letting her voice be heard.
Canyon- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar & Mandolin
Andy- Cajon, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Aeroplanes + Astronauts EP
Song Peddler & Storyteller EP
Local acts head to New Jersey for Bamboozle, Hoodwinked fests
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Three Connecticut acts that competed in a recent battle of the bands have earned spots on the side s...Three Connecticut acts that competed in a recent battle of the bands have earned spots on the side stages this weekend at festivals in New Jersey.
Sleeping Lessons (above), a pop-punk quartet (with three high-school students) from Old Saybrook, performs Friday at the Hoodwink Festival in East Rutherford New Jersey.
That festival is a warm-up of sorts for the Bamboozle, which takes place Saturday and Sunday. Naugautuck power-pop quintet To Write a Riot plays Saturday, and Westport acoustic duo Canyon. plays Sunday.
They were the top three finishers in a field of 29 bands that slugged it out at the Wilton Teen Center in a competition sponsored by the Break Contest.
By Eric R. Danton
Women Get Stage To Themselves at Arts Festival
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One of the largest arts festivals in the area is coming to the East Hartford Community Cultural Cent...One of the largest arts festivals in the area is coming to the East Hartford Community Cultural Center on March 26.
SWAN (Supporting Women Artists Now) Day is celebrating its fourth year in Connecticut. This year will bring a new mix of musicans, crafters, painter, sculptors, dancers, and artists of other media.
Coordinator Jennifer Hill said the Cultural Center suits the festival rather well, and she hopes East Hartford becomes SWAN's permanent home.
The centerpiece of the festival is the main music stage. Performing artists are scheduled to include She Eats Planets, The Grimm Generation, Sarah LeMieux, SisterFunk, Canyon, Addie Brownlee, The And Band, Laura Ganci,Waking Elliot and Hill's own band, Jennifer Hill and Co. All of them, except for Canyon and Brownlee are from Connecticut.
"We have always taken the grassroot philosophy when it comes to life, especially music," said Denise Troy of Sister Funk. "We believe that a fortress is nothing without a strong foundation, so [we]encourge and empower. Being an all-female band we couldn't be more proud and thrilled to be participating in an event dedicated to the acknowledgement and support of women artists."
Part of that community-minded inclusion, locally-supplied refreshments will also be available.
East Hartford brewery Ten Penny Ale, concessions from the EHCCC, and caterer Pin-Up Girl Catering will each have food and/or beverage stations at the event.
The event runs from 6 -11:30 p.m. on March 26 at 50 Chapman Place, East Hartford. Admission is $12.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/swandayct or www.womenarts.org.
Aeroplanes + Astronauts
Come As You Are (Nirvana Cover)
A Letter to Explain
Tightropes In Tokyo
Paper (heart) Scissors
Memory Motel (Rolling Stones Cover)
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