“Our producers and I were taken by Claire Ness… Jazzy, folky, torchy…” – Grant Lawrence, CBC Radio
Performing in Southern Alberta/Saskatchewan and Southeastern British Columbia April 2019
Heartland Ramble (Southern AB/SK and Southeastern BC) Tour Dates - Claire Ness
March 31, 2019 Water Valley, AB
April 2, 2019 Rocky Mountain House, AB
April 3, 2019 Drayton Valley, AB
April 4, 2019 Olds, AB
April 5, 2019 Okotoks, AB
April 6, 2019 Lundbreck, AB
April 7, 2019 Elkford, BC
April 9, 2019 Raymond, AB
April 10, 2019 Eastend, SK
April 11, 2019 Coaldale, AB
April 12, 2019 Cochrane, AB
To attend any of these shows, please contact Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous HERE or via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (204) 480-3380, Toll-free in Canada: 1 (866) 925-6889. The full Home Routes schedule can be accessed online at homeroutes.ca.
“When I listen to her voice, I want her to be my friend. There’s just something so unbelievably appealing.” - Rich T, CBC
It’s the sort of music that fans of Norah Jones would be familiar with. Added to that is a half-spoken, theatrical, expressive vocal that draws the listener in.” – Barry Jack Jenkins, Whats Up Yukon Reviewer
Claire Ness is a singer-songwriter and multidisciplinary artist based in the Yukon. Born and raised outside of Whitehorse, Claire grew up singing Broadway show tunes while exploring the wilderness by canoe and horseback. Never far from her guitar, Claire writes prolifically in both English and French. With jazz and blues influences often wrapped into rootsy folk songs, her catchy tunes feature poetry, storytelling, imagery and metaphor, and an abundance of humour and imagination.
Claire trained in comedy at Humber College in Toronto, and in circus instruction at École Nationale de Cirque in Montréal, then founded the Yukon Circus Society in 2011 to produce circus shows and to put on circus camps for children. With a portable aerial circus rig, Claire and her team of circus artists and musicians travel to festivals and communities to play music or teach workshops in skills such as trapeze, silks, aerial hoop, juggling, stilt walking, and unicycling.
Claire has performed at numerous events and festivals including Break Out West, Folk on the Rocks, HomeRoutes, Augusto Children's Festival, Pivot Theatre Festival, Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Frostbite Music Festival, Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Palace Grand Summer Series, the Arctic Winter Games Cultural Festival, and Atlin Arts and Music Festival.
Performing songs from her latest album On the Trail (March 2017), as well as new songs, and tunes from her first two albums Hopeless Romantic and Jackfish Girl, Claire continues to entertain audiences with odes to 2-cycle engine oil, ballads of bad fishing buddies, uplifting meteorological metaphors, tunes from the trail, and candid love songs from the heart!
The Heartland Ramble is a project of Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, presenting Canadian and international artists to audiences in the Southern Alberta/Saskatchewan and Southeastern British Columbia and throughout Canada. Home Routes’ programming emphasizes artistic excellence, and diverse and entertaining performances that leave audiences breathless and wanting more.
About House Concerts:
House concerts have a triple function: they support artists’ ability to make a living, they make music accessible on a grassroots level to all corners of Canada, and they connect people -- a social engine that builds community.
Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous thanks our funders and partners for their support. This project is made possible in part by the Manitoba Arts Council, FACTOR, SOCAN Foundation, and The Canada Council for the Arts.
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Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous was incorporated as a not-for-profit arts organization in February of 2007 to create new performance opportunities for French and English speaking musicians and audiences in rural, remote and urban, communities across Canada, hosted by volunteers in their homes and other community venues. Follow Home Routes on twitter @homeroutes or “like” on facebook.
Full Home Routes Schedule online: https://homeroutes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Open-Interactive-Schedule.pdf
Claire Ness Links:
Tour Schedule: https://www.homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/claire-ness/