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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | INDIE

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"Pop songstress answers 5 questions fast"

Just back from a Western Canadian tour, Winnipeg's Demetra Penner has decided to spend a bit of time in the great outdoors.

She's playing (indoors) at the Urban Forest on the 31st, will be headlining Cabaret Night at the Manitoba Goddess Festival on September 1st and will also perform in mid-September at the Harvest Moon Festival in Clearwater.

She has also released a new video for the song "Lone Migration," and in an effort to get to know her a little better, SCENE asked Demetra Penner to answer Five Fast Questions.

Who are you dying to work with, that you have never had a chance to?
Easiest question ever...Daniel Lanois.

Finish the sentence: I really know I am back in Winnipeg when...
I meet new people and they happen to know my family, a bunch of my friends, my landlord, my producer, and maybe even some details about my personal life...Winnipeg is very tight knit!

If you were showing a visitor around Winnipeg, what special place would take them to?
The Thunderbird House sweatlodge. Winnipeg is the heart of the continent. When you enter the lodge it is as if you are inside the heart of it all. They play a drum that symbolizes the heartbeat, it is such a special place.

It is nice to be able to go and ground out, purify the body and spirit and send out good energy to the surrounding area and beyond. It is a place of healing. My studio is five minutes away.

Winnipeg musician Demetra Penner (Jared Falk)

What music are you listening to right now?
I just got home from a tour of Western Canada. Our staples were Daniel Lanois' Shine for quiet prairie mornings, Bry Webb for afternoon drives through the mountains, and Bjork and Radiohead for the crazy drives through the night.

To mix it up we'd throw in some Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Lake Forest, Dance Mix '95, Simon and Garfunkel, Jane Siberry, and Lhasa de Sela. Also notable was an eight hour stretch in which my childhood best friend joined us and hours were passed listening to oudist Yurdal Tokcan as we drove through mountains covered in sage.

Give us the story behind the "Lone Migration" video shoot.
I had the idea to shoot a very simple video of me just walking through diverse landscapes. I take little trips to The Fort Whyte Center when I need a quick retreat from the city and feel like spending time in the forest or by some water. I thought that this would be a perfect place to shoot the video!

The video was shot in one evening and the weather was perfect. The sky was preparing to storm, the clouds were wild and we even got a shot of lightning in one frame. My favourite part about Fort Whyte is the bison and regrettably they were not able to get them in the video. They were far away having dinner...

Related Links
Demetra's Winnipeg record label
Listen to Demetra Penner on CBC Music
External Links
Manitoba Goddess Festival, Aug 31-Sept 3, 2012, Aurora Farm - 4265 Waverley Street
Harvest Moon Festival, September 14-16, Clearwater, MB
- CBC Scene

"Winnipeg Musician Migrates to Edmonton Stage"


With: Cadence & Nathan, Hollerin’ Pines, Zach Moon vs. Rusty

Where: Wunderbar, 8120 101st St.

When: Friday at 8 p.m.

Tickets: $7, available at the door

EDMONTON - Even as a child, Winnipeg’s Demetra Penner felt like she was listening to everything around her — except maybe to her family and friends.

“They would say ‘When will you ever grow up and do the things grown-ups do?’ I step light, I move around, I’ve always been creative, and they thought that maybe I would grow out of it. But no; I prefer to be in this limitless realm,” she says from B.C., where she’s enjoying a well-deserved day off after performing at the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival. “There have been times when I’ve questioned myself about that, but there’s too much purpose and life in this place of listening that I’m at. As long as I make it a point of being still and making trips up north, or meditating, then I’ll be able to know where I’m supposed to go.”

The trips up north that she’s talking about are the ones that helped her come up with the idea of her album Lone Migration, an inner travelogue rooted in images of ice, snow and the chill Arctic Sea. It’s also about listening.

“When you approach an album you usually go in saying ‘I want to express something, I want to share ideas,’ but for me I wanted to listen, and this album is about listening, about being still. The songs aren’t about my opinions or my ego, it’s more like going inside and listening to what’s going on.”

The stark, icy Arctic landscape may have inflamed her imagination, but it also chilled her.

“The cold gets in your bones; it’s very raw and wild,” admits Penner, an inveterate world traveller, visual artist and yogi, as well as musician. “It’s where you find solitude and peace within yourself. You’re stripped down and bare, and you have time to reflect. The Arctic was an important place for me to travel to. Animals all have their migration patterns; they instinctually know where to go to thrive, and I feel like we all have those kinds of patterns ourselves.”

Penner’s songs are sparse, subtle soundscapes with plenty of vocal looping and treated effects. She travels with different configurations of her band, plays autoharp, ukulele and keyboards with her electric guitarist adding ambient textures. The lyrics are at times oblique, with themes about the natural world and the connections she finds in it, a far cry from the topics of most pop songs, and Penner is fine with that.

“Songwriting is a tool for transcendence,” she says. “I feel like I’m giving life to ideas and I don’t want to give life to limiting ideas. ... I’m not going to write about my ex-boyfriend; it’s just not the existence I want to live. If you’re always singing about heartbreak, you’ll live in heartbreak.

“That’s not to say that heartbroken songs can’t be great,” she allows, “and I do have some, but there’s always a glimmer of the light in them, I hope.”
- Edmonton Journal

"Feature Blog Post"

Hailing from the geographical centre of the nation comes Winnipeg's Demetra Penner with I Am Written off of Lone Migration.

With the help of Andrew Braun from Rococode, Matt Peters of Royal Canoe and Paul Bergman, Demetra takes her experiences as a globe wandering troubadour and distills them with inspiration from her native Manitoba.

I am Written is a haunting and weighty track that somehow manages to encompass a vastness of emotion beyond her sweet and delicate voice.

["I Am Written" was added to rotation this week on CBC Radio 3]
- CBC Radio 3

"Review-'Lone Migration'"

Demetra - Lone Migration
(Head in the Sand) BY SARAH GREENE
Winnipeg-based traveller, visual artist and yoga instructor Demetra (full name: Demetra Penner) explores Northern landscapes and the hardships of love on her debut full-length.

It’s a spacious, slow album propelled by piano and guitars, with hints of folk, classical and pop influences and decorated with banjo, mandolin, autoharp, ukulele and strings. Good thing there’s space, because Penner’s soaring soprano – the kind that can be mistaken for “intimate” and “diminutive” before she shows her power – is clearly the star.

The swaying, oceanic lullabies are a lovely falling-asleep soundtrack (she even references waking from dreams in the intro of Hunt & Gather), but I prefer her livelier side, revealed on Hey Stranger and Maiden Of Ice. Also cool is Nikki Komaksiutiksak’s throat-singing on Arctic Sea.

Imagine a soft Canadian indie take on Kate Bush or Björk.

Top track: Hey Stranger
- NOW Magazine

"Review-'Lone Migration'"

Demetra’s “Lone Migration”
by Nicholas Friesen (Arts & Culture Editor)

Lone Migration

Label: Head in the Sand
4 out of 5 stars
Produced by local go-to guy Matt Peters, Demetra Penner’s Lone Migration is a beautiful little album. I Am Written is the perfect tune to have on repeat while on a cold beach in October, while Forgiving Field showcases Penner’s gentle vocals. The disc is sparse, yet somehow lush, with instrumentation that is thick but subtle. Tiny acoustic guitars, pianos, organs and ukuleles adorn the record, all peppered with this local vet’s trademark ghostly call (think a sweeter Basia Bulat). At first listen, one could argue that what this disc is lacking is diversity, but once the layers are peeled away, the listener can hear how much is actually going on. Album closer Hold Me Close is a lullaby to your newborn as much as it’s a song for the lovers, making this an incredibly satisfying and dreamy little disc. - Uniter

"A Pint with Demetra"

H.G. Watson

anitoban singer-songwriter Demetra Penner is no stranger to solitude. Now on tour across eastern Canada, she spends her winters living amongst polar bears and beluga whales in Churchill, Man. It’s also where she honed her skill as a musician. H.G. Watson sat down with Penner over a pint to discuss encounters with bears, Dan Ackroyd and her album Lone Migration after her May 9 show at Phog Lounge.

HGW: Any interesting polar bear encounters in the far north?

DP: I worked up in Churchill for the past six years, seasonally. The first year I was there … I was vacuuming the restaurant (I worked at) and a polar bear walked right by the window at about midnight. That was pretty surreal to see a polar bear just walking around casually in town; it made me never want to walk home again after work!

HGW: Churchill sounds like it has a good music scene.

DP: During bear season, the town’s population doubles. There’s live music every night and all the hotels and venues around town are now fighting now over which performers are playing what night and what night is the hottest.
There’s also been celebrities coming through town. The neat thing about Churchill is that its so small that they have no choice to hang out with you if they want to be out and about— you’re shoulder to shoulder. My friends had a campfire jam with Kathleen Edwards. This last year, Dan Ackroyd came on Halloween and was dressed as a cop. He came through my restaurant and bought us a round of vodka.

HGW: How does the feeling of the north come out in your songs?

DP: The north has a huge influence on my album. It’s called Lone Migration and that’s the theme of the album. It reflects on my time spent up north. About half the album was written during a winter spent in Churchill. Being so secluded and being in the wild taught me a lot about myself. It’s all over my album, [which is] a lot of contemplation, surrender, meditating on life on its purpose and observing nature to find the answers.

Lone Migration is available from Killbeat Music. Demetra Penner tours across eastern Canada until May 28. - The Lance, Windsor

"Feature-From the Arctic, with Love"

Migrating from Winnipeg to Churchill to Italy and back again
Demetra Penner is a musician, filmmaker and visual artist like no other
by John Van Laar (Volunteer)

Originally from Altona, Man., Demetra Penner’s “lone migration” has taken her all over the world. The time she has spent in Churchill, Man. was a significant influence on her album. by Jared Falk

“Everything I do, I have no choice,” says local musician and visual artist Demetra Penner, 26. “I’ve just needed to create ever since I was 15.”

The artist has studied filmmaking in Florence, Italy (via the New York Film Academy) and has travelled the world non-stop since she finished high school.

It all began with something simple: she found it difficult to bring her paint on the road, so she explored photography instead - and it evolved into what it is today.

“When I started singing and recording four years ago, I did it for the necessity,” she says. “It is a life force inside of me, I just start creating.”

Her debut disc, entitled Lone Migration, finds Penner displaying her inspired work and lone travels of the North. Penner will officially release the album with a multimedia concert at Cinematheque on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

“Lone migration is a personal journey that we all have,” she says. “The theme is about following your heart, that calling that you have deep inside you.

- See Demetra perform at Cinematheque on Wednesday, Jan. 25
-Keri Latimer will also perform
- Doors at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m.
- Arrive early to see Demetra’s artwork at a wine and cheese event in the foyer of the Artspace building
-Tickets are $15 in advance at Into the Music and Music Trader, or $18 at the door

“Animals have a migration route that they follow, it is in them, instinctual, and so we as humans have that as well. Following what our heart is telling us, emotionally, physically and spiritually, we all have that calling, to give us that maximum growth of the soul.”

A collection of projected documentary style videos and 16mm film will accompany the musical component of Penner’s show.

“They are clips of my travels to Churchill where I have been going during the polar bear season these last six years and as well as Repulse Bay,” she says. “I wanted to capture the inspiration of the North and its people, the landscape and the solitude.”

There is pioneering sense about Penner, a one-of-a-kind artist that is rare in her originality.

She has no formal musical training, but has an in-depth intuition about her work, be it the experimental film or the haunting tunes. In all her songs, you feel a notion of belonging, an understanding - a sense that the subject she sings about is finally able to have the truth heard.

“Truth. Everyone has truth. You go inside yourself, and it is like a perfect peace, no worry and fear,” she says. “In addition, when you access that you can channel that, and that is why my work looks the way it is. That magic, so to speak, that place where that comes from, when it is accessed, it is like breathing." - The Uniter

"Review-'Lone Migration'"

If anything, Demetra has released an album at exactly the right time. Lone Migration oozes with the sounds of winter and coldness right as we’re (at least on paper) in the middle of winter.

Demetra, or Demetra Penner by full name, has emerged with her debut album and it’s a powerful one. While her meticulous arrangements, featuring piano, violin and guitar among others is stunning, her voice is what pushes the album from good to great. Rarely do I encounter such strong voices.

The album is mostly a slow burn, with songs often hypnotic and retaining imagery of ice and snow (taken from her extensive traveling). It gives the listener time to listen to all of the delicate arrangements that on occasion (like in the title track) morph several times per song.

The most obvious allusions to the arctic and winter are in the songs “Maiden of Ice” and “Arctic Sea.” The former is a dark tune that almost emanates coldness and ice. “Resurrect my body and cast away my ghost,” the song begins. “Arctic Sea” is also a mournful tune but has the added advantage of throat singing, something I had never heard until I heard this record. This comes courtesy of Nikki Komaksiutiksak, an Inuit singer who also appeared on a song with John K. Samson.

Aside from her slow and haunting songs she can also be quite lively, on songs like “Hey Stranger” and “Hunt & Gather.” The latter features a wonderful bit of mandolin that just immediately jolts some energy into the song.

Demetra reaches her most enchanting on the final track, “Hold Me Close.” Her vocals take on a desperate tone and the sparse guitar picking increases the song’s weight. The urgency in her voice makes you wish you could do just that.

This is a winter album indeed. This could easily be the soundtrack to falling snow out your window or something to listen to while curled up in a blanket with a cup of tea.

Lone Migration is available via Head in the Sand Records’ store.

Top Tracks: “Hey Stranger”; “Maiden of Ice”; “Hold Me Close”

Rating: Proud Hoot (Really Good) +*swoop*
- Grayowl Point

"Demetra lines up Rococode and Waking Eyes Members for "Lone Migration""

By Gregory Adams
Southern Manitoba's Demetra has travelled the world, studying yoga on the Thai islands and hanging her visual art in Austria, but back home she's made a name for herself on the folk circuit. Following a string of hometown shows and an appearance opening for Hawksley Workman at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Demetra has prepared an album that will get her music out of the Prairies.

A press release explains that her upcoming debut, Lone Migration, is "an exploration of her experiences rooted deep in personal images of the icy tundra and the endless Arctic Sea," but charting the album's course was less lonely than its sounds. Though the album is apparently anchored in sparse arrangements, Demetra's tales of "broken hearts, ice maidens, icy spirits and surviving in the wild" were tracked with good company.

The singer-songwriter put songs to tape with the assistance of producer/performer Matt Peters (Royal Canoe, the Waking Eyes), Andrew Braun (Rococode, Hannah Georgas) and Paul Bergman, and the set also features an appearance from Inuit throat singer/John K. Samson collaborator Nikki Komaksiutiksak.

You can check out the bouncy but spacious roots folk number "Hey Stranger," as well as the tracklisting, down below.

Lone Migration comes out January 17 via Head in the Sand.

Lone Migration:

1. "Emergency Exit"
?2. "I Am Written"
?3. "Hey Stranger"
?4. "Forgiving Field"
?5. "Maiden of Ice"
?6. "Wreck of Abandon"
?7. "Lone Migration"
?8. "Hunt and Gather"
?9. "The Letting Go"
?10. "Arctic Sea"
?11. "Hold Me Close"
- Exclaim!

"Demetra Local Hero"

Lone Migration
(Head In The Sand)
Lone Migration, the achingly beautiful debut album from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Demetra (full name Demetra Penner), is one of those records that takes your breath away — not unlike the howling Arctic winds that helped shape it. Written over a winter spent in Churchill, the album is marked by a deep sense of place, with Demetra’s ethereal, evocative vocals recalling wide-open snowscapes and dancing northern lights. The soaring, spacious soundscapes crafted from autoharp, piano, guitar and mandolin are beautifully arranged and perfectly serve Demetra’s dazzling blizzard of a voice. This is a strong, take-notice first record.
– Jen Zoratti - Uptown Magazine

"Feature-From the Arctic, with Love"

Winnipeg-based visual artist/musician/world traveller Demetra — aka Demetra Penner — is a woman of many talents, so it’s not surprising to learn that the hometown CD-release show for her stunning, Arctic-inspired debut album, Lone Migration, will be a multimedia extravaganza.

"It’ll be a multi-faceted event and I’m doing it all myself," she says over the phone. "I’ve been mounting prints and synching my films to music and coordinating rehearsals. It’s all daunting — but it’s exciting."

On Jan. 25, the spirit of the North will invade Cinematheque via Demetra’s original photography, videos and, of course, music. The show will be as conceptual as the album it’s built around: the striking images that will be on display are taken from Lone Migration’s liner notes, while the video footage Demetra captured on her travels will complement the album’s songs. Inuit throat singer Nikki Komaksiutiksak — who appears on the album and whose name you might you might recognize from the Record Of The Week Club single Keewatin Arctic with John K. Samson — will also bring a distinctly polar vibe to the show.

"Until now, my whole life has been on the road — this the first year I’ve gone full-bore with music," Penner says. "When I would travel, I would document my experience any way possible, whether it was through videos or photos or songs. It made sense to present it as an experience for all the senses because that’s how I experienced it."

Lone Migration was written over a winter spent in Churchill two years ago. Demetra, now 26, had gone up for polar bear season as she had in years past, but she was compelled to stay and do a little soul searching.

"I lived by myself in a little cabin and worked very minimally — a serving job with no more than a few hours per week," she recalls. "The rest of the time was free for writing, meditating and enjoying the solitude of the North. My life had been so go, go, go — I needed to be still for a few months.

"And the North is so magical," she adds with a happy little sigh. "There’s something that keeps bringing me back."

Demetra expertly conveys that magic on Lone Migration — a collection of spacious, skeletal folk songs that are as achingly gorgeous as the wide-open landscapes that inspired them. (A Prairie girl at heart, Penner also drew inspiration from Southern Manitoba, where she grew up.)

"I wanted to keep (the album) pretty minimalistic and sparse," she says. "I wanted it to be haunting and mellow, not too complicated but still creative. I didn’t want to make an average folk album — I wanted it to reach further than that."

Thanks to Demetra’s raw, ethereal vocals, Lone Migration is anything but average; hers is a voice that evokes howling winds, moonlit snow and dancing Northern lights.

"I like heavy-duty harmonies," she says. "I double my own voice, which may be frowned upon in folk music, but I like how haunting it sounds. My focus is on vocals and melodies, and they sort of write themselves. It’s like a big sigh or cry — it just comes out."

To help articulate her vision, Demetra teamed up with Andrew Braun (Rococode, Hannah Georgas), Paul Bergman and Matt Peters (Royal Canoe). The album has a collaborative spirit, and it’s apparent that risks were taken to great reward. As for the end product, Lone Migration serves as a beautiful introduction to Demetra and the kind of music she makes.

"Everything I write is straight from the heart — it’s pretty honest," she says. "It’s based on personal experience, but I hope it can transcend and speak to the human experience."
- Uptown Magazine

"'Lone Migration' 4.5 stars"

Demetra Penner | Lone Migration

Head In The Sand Records


SOME FOLK MUSIC is just joke music. After picking up the latest album from Canadian country-folk singer, Demetra Penner, I was worried the recording would sound too similar to what’s already on the market and use a banjo way too much. Penner’s Lone Migration was anything but the usual folk sounds that adorn such records.

Penner’s vocal aesthetic reminds the listener of another famous folk singer, Fiest, infused with Lana Del Rey and Zooey Deschanel, but Penner uses arrangements that are more haunting and desolate. Her lyrics speak of a yearning and quiet sadness, which is all too appropriate considering the album’s title. Along with the usual folk genre instruments, Penner incorporated the autoharp, ukulele, and organ into her songs.

With track titles such as “Hunter & Gatherer”, “Lone Migration”, and “Arctic & Sea”, themes of wandering and being lost are sprinkled in with songs about love and letting go. Standout songs include the opening track “Emergency Exit”, a short, two-minute prelude that adequately portrays what’s to come, and “Hey Stranger”, a more uplifting ode about meeting and loving a stranger.

All in all, Lone Migration is the type of album you can only hope to discover. The promise of hearing Penner’s bone-chilling and sweet voice should be enough for you to pick up a copy.
- The Fulcrum

"Album Review"

This album reminds us a great deal of the first couple of albums by Kate Bush...but don't get the idea that Demetra is a copycat artist because nothing could be further from the truth. True, her music seems to be coming from a universe similar to Kate's but make no mistake, this young lady is clearly a unique artist with her own style and sound--we just made the comparison to offer a simple reference point. This enchanting Canadian lady has a cool dreamy presence that just oozes out through her music. Demetra is not only a musician...she's also a professional yogi and a visual artist as well. Produced and recorded by Matt Peters, the appropriately-titled Lone Migration features some wonderfully melodic compositions with odd dreamlike qualities. There are plenty of artsy elements going on here for sure...but the vocal melodies are the centerpiece...which means that these songs are ultimately very listenable and easy on the ears. If you like great vocals you will probably find yourself instantly hypnotized by Demetra's voice. She's cool and velvety smooth...always reserved and never forced...ultimately very genuine and totally real. This is one of the most inspired albums we've heard of late. Killer tracks include "Emergency Exit," "Hey Stranger," "Lone Migration," and "Hold Me Close." Hold onto your hats...writers and fans are gonna go apeshit over this one. Guaranteed. Top pick. - BabySue

"'Lone Migration' Review"

Winnipeg-based traveller, visual artist and yoga instructor Demetra (full name: Demetra Penner) explores Northern landscapes and the hardships of love on her debut full-length.

It’s a spacious, slow album propelled by piano and guitars, with hints of folk, classical and pop influences and decorated with banjo, mandolin, autoharp, ukulele and strings. Good thing there’s space, because Penner’s soaring soprano – the kind that can be mistaken for “intimate” and “diminutive” before she shows her power – is clearly the star.

The swaying, oceanic lullabies are a lovely falling-asleep soundtrack (she even references waking from dreams in the intro of Hunt & Gather), but I prefer her livelier side, revealed on Hey Stranger and Maiden Of Ice. Also cool is Nikki Komaksiutiksak’s throat-singing on Arctic Sea.

Imagine a soft Canadian indie take on Kate Bush or Björk.
- Now Magazine

"Winnipeg singer-songwriter doesn’t play by the rules when it comes to her career"

by Aaron Epp (Managing Editor)

In addition to being a singer-songwriter, Winnipeg’s Demetra Penner is an accomplished painter and trained yoga instructor. by Jared Falk

This week Demetra Penner’s in Winnipeg, next week she could be in Churchill. This year she’s concentrating on her music, next year it could be her painting. Not knowing for sure doesn’t phase her.

“You’ve got to be present,” the petite 24-year-old said over drinks on a Corydon patio last week.

It’s that attitude that’s brought Penner to places like Thailand, Nepal, the Arctic Circle, Costa Rica and Guatemala. She’s a certified yoga instructor and self-taught visual artist whose paintings have hung in Vienna, Barcelona and New York.

Somehow, in between all of that, she’s managed to become a sought-after singer-songwriter whose beautiful, dramatic voice and spacious folk songs have been showcased at the Winnipeg Folk Festival twice as part of the young performers program.

This Saturday, Sept. 26, she’ll play a show in Winnipeg – something that’s rare because of her self-professed “lack of knowledge about how to promote myself.”

“I’m not good at throwing myself in people’s faces,” Penner said. “People come to me [to arrange shows] and when they do, I’m very grateful. Plus, it’s hard to play a lot of shows when you travel.”

But it’s because she travels that she’s developed her singing and songwriting over the past four years. Growing up on a farm near Altona, Man., Penner was a prolific painter in high school who dabbled in music at the occasional coffeehouse.

When she began traveling, music became her medium of choice simply because she could write songs wherever she was – much easier than tracking down paints and a canvas.

- The Uniter


With a Trace of the Wind Wrapped around my Skin, I'll give my Life to the Tides sweetly rolling...

Lone Migration



A Southern Manitoba soul that fell in love with the North, Demetra is rich with experience. Visual artist, yogi, musician and world traveller, she has studied yoga on Thai islands, hung art in Austrian galleries and played songs for fishermen and polar bears in Churchill.

Over a short time Demetra has made a name for herself in the music industry. Since her sold out multimedia album release show at the Cinematheque on January 25th, 2012 and the official digital release of her album ‘Lone Migration’, Demetra has been climbing CBC and campus radio charts, getting reviews in weeklies across Canada.

In 2012 alone her music reached #2 on Exclaim! Earshot folk and roots charts, as well as 6 weeks on the CBC R3-30 countdown eventually cracking the top 10 at #7. She was featured in and graced the covers of both the Uniter and Uptown Magazine (annual Local Heroes edition) as well as reviewed in weeklies across Canada such as Now! Toronto, the Montreal Mirror, and Exclaim.

Grounding herself in Winnipeg, Manitoba for short stints, Demetra has performed at a handful of folk festival (including the world renowned Winnipeg Folk Festival) and contributed to the Record of the Week Club. More recently, she committed her music to tape with the help of Andrew Braun (Rococode, Hannah Georgas), Paul Bergman, Matt Peters (Royal Canoe, The Waking Eyes) and a guest appearance by Inuit throat singer, Nikki Komaksiutiksak.

The result is Lone Migration – an exploration of her experiences, rooted deep in images of the icy tundra and the endless Arctic Sea. Produced and recorded by Matt Peters, the album is as sonically sparse and spacious as the Northern home it was birthed in. And it is all anchored around Demetra's soaring, intimate voice – crossing snowy plains and spinning words about broken hearts, ice maidens, spirits and living in the wild.

With her silken voice revealing a wild soul of the world, Demetra's songs speak to broad landscapes, icy tundra, and the solitude of the wild. They are manifested in bone-chilling melodies, haunting arrangements and the warm blanket of lush reverb.