Connie Kaldor

Connie Kaldor

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Billboard Magazine:
"One of Canada’s most significant contemporary folk performers over two decades,"
She has a fabulous voice but it is her songs that have made her career. Her legendary sense of humour made one reviewer say, shes a cross between Woody Guthie and Woody Allen

Biography

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Connie Kaldor is a Juno award winning artist who has sung for royalty (Joni Mitchell, the Queen) and is a member of the Order of Canada for her contribution to the music. Her touring has taken her across North America and around the world. She has fourteen albums to her credit; three award winning children’s books/cd’s, a musical and much more. Her original songs and riveting performances evoke the powerful and unique presence of the Canadian prairies. Witty and serious, down-home and metropolitan, her versatility and talent ensure that she is an artist whose fan base expands with every show.

Billboard Magazine
May 27, 2000
by Larry Leblanc
One of Canada’s most significant contemporary folk performers over two decades, Connie Kaldor has a typically wry comment to make about “Love Is A Truck,” the compelling title track of her latest album. “You have no idea,” she quips, “the sacrifices I’ve made in my early career choosing an appropriate mate so I could write that tune.”

Lyrics

2009What Might Have Been

Written By: Connie Kaldor

What might have Been Connie Kaldor 2008/2009
There are paths you choose along the way
But don’t you wonder “what might have been”
If you knew then what you know today
Don’t you wonder “what might have been “

If you’d kissed that boy forever
If you hadn’t lost the job in the café
If you’d gotten it together
Or if you had thrown it all away.

All the lessons learned
All the fingers burned
All the troubles you got out of or got in
Don’t you wonder sometimes “ what might have been”

Do your sit sometimes and think about
Where you could be now.
If the twists were turns , if the ins were out
Where you could be now.

If you’d hitchhiked out of town
if you hadn’t had that extra gin
Settled for or settled down
If you hadn’t listened to the little voice within

The loves that made you fall
The nights you wowed them all
The times you took it on the chin
Don’t you wonder sometimes
What might have been.

But at the time you never see it
How all the doors get opened
You’ve make your choice you think you know the way
You discover later that the smallest thing can change it
Leading you to where you are today.

So when you’re looking back
At luck or destiny
Remember each day is a new way to begin
Some day you’ll be looking back here
Will you wonder?
What might have been

Wood RIver

Written By: Connie Kaldor

Oh won't you come with me
Where the Wood River flows
We'll watch it meander slowly
As the sky turns from red to dark

And as that sun goes down
We'll throw our arms around
Each other and tell the dreams
That are deep in the heart

Because the heart is bigger than trouble
And the heart is bigger than doubt
But the heart sometimes needs a little help
To figure that out

So won't you come with me
Where the Wood River flows
The little Wood River knows
That it goes to nowhere but

That doesn't stop it going
Or them willows growing
Or all the lovers showing
Their hearts to each other there

chorus

So won't you come with me
Where the Wood River flows
The little Wood River knows

Comments:

The wood river runs through southern Saskatchewan. It comes out of the Wood Mountain hills and goes to Old Wives lake. It is an old river that winds and twists its way along. It is traditionally the local picnic spot and necking spot in the Gravelbourg Assiniboia area. I lived on the bank of the wood river for a while. I think this is one of my favourite songs. The melody was written first while I was in Toronto. I was renting a room in a house where a lot of Mauler was being played and I think I wrote it to balance the musical palate. But the lyrics came later when I was back home and needing a little solace.

You're All Right

Written By: Connie Kaldor

You’re all right
Not to short and not to tall
The kind you kiss in the hall
When it comes to good you’re not bad at all
You’re all right
Not to this not to that
You seem to know just where its at
Theres a lot going on beneath your hat
You’re all right
Not too poor and not too rich
You’re all right
You look pretty good with out a stitch
You’re all right

Not too mean and a little too kind
Look mighty good from behind
As to all the rest, oh never mind
You’re all right
Not too sour not too sweet
You’re all right
not too posh and not too street
You’re all right
Not too foolish not too wise
A smile that goes right to your eyes
Ooo what a nice surprise You’re all right
Not too dull and not too cool
You’re all right
Not too right and not too wrong
You’re all right
Not too weak and not too strong
You’re all right
Not too fast and not too slow
You’re all right
Not too stop and not too go
You’re all right
not too early not too late
You’re all right
Not too crooked not too straight
You’re all right
Not too young and not too old
You’re all right
Not too shy and not too bold
You’re all right
Not too smooth and not too rough
You’re all right
Not too tender not too tough You’re all right

Im gonna love you

Written By: C Kaldor

Love you
Connie kaldor

Chorus
I’m gonna love you
I’m gonna love you
I m gonna love you like you’ve never been loved before
I m gonna love you like you’ve never been loved before

I am going to love you just you wait and see
You’ve never been loved by anyone
Til you’ve been loved my me
I’ll love you in the morning
I’ll love you all night long
I’m going to love the right back into you
I’m going to love away the wrong

Chorus
I’m gonna love you
I’m gonna love you
I m gonna love you like you’ve never been loved before
I m gonna love you like you’ve never been loved before

Love is crazy It’s a runaway train.
There are those that pick you up and toss you round and drop you off again
I am not like that I don’t play that games
I love you and I want you
And I’ll always feel the same.

Chorus
I’m gonna love you
I’m gonna love you
I m gonna love you like you’ve never been loved before
I m gonna love you like you’ve never been loved before

Andromeda

Written By: Connie Kaldor

ANDROMEDA ckaldor SOCAN

I wonder what they're thinking in Andromeda tonight
I wonder if they think like me
Do they gaze through the stars of Andromeda
And think about their closest galaxy

Cause there are more stars in the universe
Than there are grains of sand
And the distances between them
Are more than I can understand
But sometimes I feel light years apart
From people when I'm standing in a crowd
And imagination's easy to push
Out beyond the Magellanic Clouds

And I wonder what they're thinking in Andromeda tonight
I wonder if they think like me
Do they gaze through the stars of Andromeda
And think about their closest galaxy

Cause I'm a tiny soul on a tiny world
when you look at it from space
It goes round and round all green and blue
Despite the human race
And some can decide at the speed of light
That you have nothing to say
And I wonder if there's someone who thinks like me
Out beyond the milky way.

And I wonder what they're thinking in Andromeda tonight
I wonder if they think like me
Do they gaze through the stars of Andromeda
And think about their closest galaxy
Yes I wonder what they're thinking in Andromeda tonight
And I wonder if they think like me.

Discography

Discography

2009 (Late Fall) Postcards From the Road
2005 Sky With Nothing to Get in the Way
2004 A Poodle in Paris
2003 Vinyl Songbook
2003 A Duck in New York City
2000 Love is a Truck
1996 Small Café
1994 Out of the Blue
1992 Wood River
1989 Gentle of Heart
1988 Lullaby Berceuse. With Carmen Campagne
1986 New Songs for an Old Celebration ( with Roy Forbes)
1984 Moonlight Grocery
1981 One of These Days