NEWS: Jenny Berkel announces Eastern Canadian tour dates

Jenny Berkel has announced tour dates throughout Eastern Canada this October in support of her acclaimed debut album, Here on a Wire. Dates are as follows: 
October 12-14, 2012 – Mississauga, ON – OCFF showcase
October 14, 2012 - Guelph, ON - The Cornerstone with JP Hoe
October 17th, 2012 – St. John’s, NL – The Ship (Folk Night) with David Simard
October 18th, 2012 – St. John’s, NL  – The Grapevine with David Simard
October 19th, 2012 – St. John’s, NL  – Nautical Nellies with David Simard
October 20th, 2012 – St. John’s, NL  – House Show (contact for details) with David Simard
October 24th, 2012 – Halifax, NS – The Carleton with JP Hoe and David Simard
October 25th, 2012 – Toronto, ON – OCAD Student Gallery with David Simard
October 27th, 2012 – London, ON – APK Live with The Weather Station

Born in the midst of Ontario’s disappearing forests and spreading cities, Jenny Berkel has always had a deep awareness of changing landscapes and the tenuous thread by which we live and love. Her pursuit of formal education against this backdrop was interrupted to appease her appetite for the bracing instruction of travel, pen and paperback. Then, seeking the uncluttered desktop of the Prairies, Berkel packed her suitcases and guitar into a Greyhound two cold winters ago and landed in Winnipeg.

A year later, Berkel had two handfuls of new material, which came together to form her debut full length collection, Here on a Wire. Produced by Matt Peters (Royal Canoe and The Waking Eyes), this debut is a collection of eleven stark and haunting songs that draw their substance from a blend of personal experience and collective history. Alternately sad and hopeful, the songs are awash with quiet images of ghosts, dreams, lost love, and cityscape.

Centering around the lilt of Berkel’s emotive lyrics, Here on a Wire features a brooding and delicate arrangement of cello, upright bass, french horn, slide guitar, organ, and percussion. With Jenny’s deep and smoky voice winding its way through these rich layers, the album stands as an arresting collection of “haunt folk.”

Jenny has been touring extensively since relocating to Winnipeg, having participated in the Home Routes touring circuit in 2011 and most recently, supporting Amelia Curran for several Ontario concerts. She has played OCFF and the Folk Alliance conference and was invited to be a part of the 2012 line-up at the In The Dead of Winter Festival in Halifax.
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