Christa Couture is an award-winning performing and recording artist, non-fiction writer, broadcaster, and cyborg. She is also proudly Indigenous (mixed Cree and Scandinavian), queer, and a mom.
Her fourth album Long Time Leaving was released in 2016 on Black Hen Music and was nominated for Best Folk Album at the year’s Indigenous Music Awards. Before that, 2012’s The Living Record made Best-of-the-Year lists at CBC Music, Radio Regent and the Georgia Straight, which also chose the album to represent 2012 in their 50 Albums That Shaped Vancouver.
Christa’s sophomore album The Wedding Singer and The Undertaker won a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award, made the Top 10 on CBC Radio 3, and landed a #1 song on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown.
As a writer and storyteller, the National Post wrote of Couture’s essay These Are My Children as “the most powerful story” in the book The M Word: Conversations on Motherhood edited by Kerry Claire and published by Goose Lane (2014). Her essay Wallflower, Late Bloomer won third place in Room Magazine’s 2014 non-fiction writing contest and was the basis for her much-acclaimed live performance on CBC Radio’s DNTO of her story Finding New Life with a New Leg (2015). Her writing has been published in Room, Shameless, and Augur magazines, and on CBC.ca.
She can be heard as a frequent contributor to CBC Radio on Now or Never and The Next Chapter, as an arts administrator and advocate (and lover of tidy paperwork) she was the project manager of the Indigenous music platform RPM.fm and the general manager of Native Women in the Arts.
Prairie-raised, Christa spent 17 years in Vancouver and now calls Toronto home.
“…criminally underrated singer-songwriter”
Alexander Varty | Georgia Straight
“a remarkable chanteuse, singing superb material”
Roots Music Canada
Thoughtful and graceful stuff comes from Couture.
Brad Wheeler | Globe & Mail
Couture shines with inspiration and perseverance. She brings change to those that need it
Regina Leader Post