LATEST CD REVIEW AMAZON.COM (Steve I Ramm) - About three years ago, while attending the huge International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis - where, late into the night, there are nearly 60 singer-songwriters or bands playing short 20-minute sets in small hotel rooms (all at the same time) - I heard a voice coming from a room; a sound that enticed me in. There, with just an acoustic guitar, was a woman with a voice singing a song with a refrain that found its way into my head.......more
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HELLO Brrrrrr! Winter is definitely back in central Alberta. As I look out my livingroom window I see Moose tracks crossing the fields that are white with snow. The last time I checked the temperature it was -11, which is relatively warm by Alberta winter standards. Still, it is time once again to haul out the parkas and toques for the winter ahead. It's a refreshing time of the year. A time to get out and take advantage of that fluffy white stuff that allows us to revel in the cold. As Christmas approaches, I would like to share with you my expressions of Christmas from my new Christmas album, Wishlist. In this album I attempted to put a human touch on a season that is otherwise overly fantasized, artificialized, and commercialized. My spin was to give the Christmas season a perspective that is more down-to-earth, and that most can relate to. I hope you'll take a minute to check out the lyrics and clips. The album is available on ITunes, Amazon, CD Baby and other virtual outlets. However, if you want a physical copy, email me and I'll arrange a snail mail copy to you. Ekosi!
ABOUT Distinguished by Maverick Magazine as "A Lady of Conviction", Canadian, Folk singer songwriter, Phyllis Sinclair has earned national and international attention for her songs of truth and triumph. Also referred to as "The Quiet Protestor", Sinclair works with gracious sensitivity. Phyllis' latest album, Dreams of the Washerwomen earned her Radio Canada International Brazilian sector's Best New Recording by a Canadian artist. It also won a nomination for Best Folk Acoustic Album by the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, and found Phyllis Sinclair in the company of Terri Clark and Taqak on the APCMA nomination list for Female Entertainer of the Year. Phyllis Sinclair's distinction lies in the rendering of diverse stories told through visually captivating lyrics, and a well crafted performances. More.....
FEATURED SHOW QUOTE "Phyllis Sinclair's Fall 2012 show for Heartwood Folk Club was a treasure. We had never heard her in a complete concert before, and were blown away as we came to realize the depth of her talent and strength of her professionalism. In our opinion many of her songs are among the most well-crafted and poignantly beautiful in contemporary folk music. By the end of the evening we had come to know Ms. Sinclair as a woman so large of heart and soul that she transcends any boundaries or narrow definitions. She is firmly on our favourites list.
Peter Opryshko and Donna Koziak
Heartwood Folk Club
NEWS ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD FINALIST
Fans and industry judges selected Phyllis Sinclair as a finalist in two calegories of the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. She was nominated as Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year, and Best Folk Acoustic Album. Also nominated in the Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year category were Tagaq and Terri Clark. More.... RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL BEST NEW RECORDING Radio Canada International's Brazilian section has chosen Phyllis Sinclair's new album "Dreams of the Washerwomen" as one of the best new recordings by a Canadian artist in 2012 More....
TOP 10 MOST INFLUENTIAL ALBUMS RPM.fm's "On the Scene" included Phyllis Sinclair's album, "Dreams of the Washerwoman"on its list of albums that presented a new perspective, reached new heights in production and creativity, or attained a new level of work for the artists. More....
CANADIAN ABORIGINAL MUSIC AWARD Phyllis took home the award for Best Folk Acoustic Album at the 2011 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in Toronto. The award recognized her workfor her latest album, "Dreams of the Washerwomen". More...