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MONTREAL BASED ALBERTA ARTIST RAE SPOON PERFORMS AT HALIFAX’S THE COMPANY HOUSE ON SEPTEMBER 28, SUPPORTING NEW ALBUM AND DOCUMENTARY, MY PRAIRIE HOME.
As a young person, transgender musician and author Rae Spoon, used music both as an escape and as a place to build a world they could live in safely. Songs about death, coming out as queer during high school, and surviving abuse are all sung by a voice that can break a heart and fill it with hope at the same time. The album spans their early musical influences from folk and gospel to indie-rock and grunge. My Prairie Home features the score and soundtrack to the upcoming National Film Board documentary of the same name. Directed by Chelsea McMullan, this documentary musical about growing up and surviving in an evangelical Christian family is slated for release in Canada in Fall 2013.
Having started out as a country artist and later adding experimental and electronic elements into their music, Rae Spoon has released seven solo albums and three collaborative albums over the past ten years. Rae has been nominated for The Polaris Music Prize, CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards, Galaxy Rising Star Award, and was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “I WILL BE A WALL” HERE
WATCH THE MY PRAIRIE HOME MUSICAL DOCUMENTARY TRAILER HERE
CANADIAN TOUR DATES
09/18 Toronto, ON - The Gladstone
09/19 Ottawa, ON - Black Sheep Inn
09/20 Peterborough, ON - The Spill
09/22 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
09/27 Fredericton, NB - Gallery Connexion
09/28 Halifax, NS - The Company House
10/10 Calgary, AB - Festival Hall
10/11 Lethbridge, AB - The Acoustic Owl
10/12-13 Edmonton, AB - Up+Downtown Festival
10/17 Whitehorse, YK - The Old Fire Hall
10/25 Victoria, BC - The Copper Owl
10/27 Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theater
11/23 Winnipeg, MB - The Windsorhttp://www.raespoon.com/