Day 27 and only 3 shows left in the tour! Getting the exact same rental car in Toronto as we did in Vancouver made for an easy transition off the plane and back on the road, and the weekend spin from Toronto to Montreal and Ottawa was almost entirely soundtracked by Regina Spektor and Kate Bush in that Camry (I’m having my semi-regular love affair with Hounds of Love). I just about had to move to Montreal when I could not for the life of me take the right exit out of the city, but other than that, smooth travels, friends, prevail. Hard to believe this tour is almost done.

Christa Couture launches her long awaited new album “Long Time Leaving” from coast to coast! Join Christa for the following intimate, solo performances.

Further details under shows, or join the Facebook event.

04/02 – Barrie, ON @ House Concert
04/07 – Duncan BC @ Duncan Showroom with Chris Ho
04/08 – Victoria BC @ Solstice Cafe with Cluny Macpherson
04/09 – Vancouver BC @ CBC Studio 700 with Sandy Scofield
04/10 – Ymir BC @ The Schoolhouse
04/11 – Calgary AB The Ironwood with I Am The Mountain
04/14 – Winnipeg, MB @ Times Change(d), with Kris Ulrich
04/15 – Stony Mountain MB @ House Concert
04/16 – Onanole MB @ House Concert
04/20 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Bassment with A Voice for Vultures
04/23 – Edmonton AB @ The Blue Chair with Tzedeka
04/24 – Sherwood Park, AB @ R ‘Ouse
04/28 – Toronto, ON @ The Burdock with Corinna Rose
04/29 – Montreal. QC @ Le Cagibi with Marie Claire Durand
05/01 – Ottawa, ON @ Live on Elgin with Goodnight Boy
05/05 – Cole Harbour, NS @ Rose & Kettle
05/06 – St. John, NB @ Homeport Home Stages
05/07 – Fredericton, NB @ Grimross Brewing Co, Presented by Roots & Soul with Caitlin & Calum

CrossCanadaLTL

Oh Canada! After a summer (mostly) at home, I’m ready to hit the road again. From Vancouver Island to Montreal, here are my 2013 solo Canadian tour dates:

September 7 – Vancouver BC @ KickstArt Festival, The Roundhouse
September 12 – Vancouver BC @ The Prophouse
September 18 – Port Alberni BC @ Rainbow Room
September 19 – Gabriola Island BC @ Rose Crystal Studio
September 20 – Victoria BC @ The Solstice Cafe
September 21 – Salt Spring Island BC @ Steffich Fine Art
September 22 – Denman Island BC @ House Concert
September 24 – Armstrong BC @ Wild Oak
September 25 – Ymir BC @ The School House
September 26 – Calgary AB @ Wine Ohs
September 27 – Edmonton AB @ The Blue Chair
September 29 – Sherwood Park AB @ House Concert
October 2 – Regina SK @ Artful Dodger
October 3 – Winnipeg MB @ Times Change(d)
October 7 – Montreal QC @ Grumpy’s
October 10 – Ottawa ON @ Avant-Garde Bar
October 15 – Toronto ON @ Free Times

Christa Couture 2013 Canadian Tour Dates

Now that three wintery months have passed, it is time to take this show back on the road!

In a couple weeks, the CD release tour for The Living Record will resume. I’ll return to a couple of familiar places, and then head east to the Maritimes to play shows in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland for the first time ever.

I am SO looking forward to taking my west coast self to that east coast to share these tunes with the good folk there. Between now and reaching the Atlantic, I’ll be performing at Sâkêwêwak Festival in Regina, getting my folk on at the International Folk Alliance in Toronto, and performing in Toronto and Montreal.

Here are the dates for The Living Record Spring Tour 2013:
(RSVP to the tour at http://www.facebook.com/events/344477492338065)

Feb 14 – Sâkêwêwak Festival, Regina SK
More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/289392237850958/

Feb 21-23 – Folk Alliance, Toronto ON
If you’re attending Folk Alliance, find Christa at the private showcases listed at: http://www.facebook.com/events/326850470748599/

March 4 – Grumpy’s, Montreal QC
More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/331109240331218/

March 6 – The Spill, Peterborough ON
On a shared bill with Magpie Ulysses and Tara Williamson, info: http://www.facebook.com/events/323888524396502/

March 9 – Revolucion, Toronto ON
More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/554386094571589/

March 13 – Folk Night, St. John’s NL

March 14 – Fables, Tatamagouche NS
With Gabrielle Papillon, more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/148464098639934/

March 15 – Landsdowne House Concert, Fredericton NB
March 16 – Landsdowne House Concert #2, Fredericton NB
With Gabrielle Papillon. If you live near Fredericton and would like info on these two house concerts, email info@christacouture.com

March 17 – The Dunk, PEI
With Gabrielle Papillon, more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/482745465101026/

March 19 – Company House, Halifax NS
Wtih Gabrielle Papillon and Taryn Kawaja, more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/300338820068562/

See you there!

xoc

p.s.
Before I leave town in 7 days for 6 weeks, we’re filming a music video! It’s been a blast planning and pulling it together with director Kate Kroll. We spent all day shopping for wardrobe – here I am getting my vintage on at Burcu’s off Main Street in Vancouver:

It’s a line I’ve sung many times over the past eight years. The song, Pussycat Pussycat, I wrote in my early hours back in Canada after a year of living in England, on a bus from Toronto to Montreal… I love performing it live and aimed to include it on Fell Out of Oz in 2005, but Futcher wasn’t feeling it. It clearly didn’t fit on The Wedding Singer and The Undertaker and I began to consider it would be a song I often sang but never recorded.

But I think it might be on The Living Record. At least, I’m going to run it past the gang. Despite her years, I feel she could fit in with the new crowd. She’s one that keeps being true for me and I’d love to see her get her dues.

Indeed, where have I been?

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