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Strike a Chord

The West End Cultural Centre presents
Emma Cloney
“Stars For Streetlights”
Album Release Concert
with Kevin Roy and Keith Dyck

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Doors 7:15pm | Show 8:00pm

Tickets: $15 Advance | $20 Door
Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store

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Emma Cloney
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Winnipeg musician Emma Cloney releases her sophomore album Stars for Streetlights at the West End Cultural Centre on Oct 12th. Expect a night of sultry, sensual and sensitive music, a side of Emma Cloney that fans have come to cherish. Kevin Roy’s sweet soulful voice and beautiful Canadiana style bluegrass music will open the show along with Winnipeg folk music stalwart, Keith Dyck.

Featuring a special tweener set by Double Trouble.
Emma Cloney is flying high, perhaps more than she ever has. Her feathers, both literally and figuratively, have helped her soar. When you meet the late-twenties singer-songwriter, one of the first things you'll notice are the feather earrings that drape intertwined with her long brown hair - a symbol of strength for Emma.  The feathers, according to the Winnipeg artist, are always by her side to help her fly again. She needed the lift as life on her bucolic ranch unwillingly slipped away from her possession.
Before long, Emma and her family settled for urban confines far from the wide open spaces on her ranch she rustled up just a few years ago. Emma may have traded stars for streetlights, but considers herself on the winning end of the trade. The experience of "losing" blessed her with an appreciation for all that she had gained. Emma had found the strength of resilience, the humility of persistence and the ability to embrace humour as a welcome relief. All of this and more make up the inspiration for Emma Cloney's second full-length album, Stars for Streetlights - set for release in fall 2013.


Written and recorded through much of 2012 and 2013, Emma Cloney recruited a cadre of Canada's best folk/roots players to help her bring her inspiration into musical reality including a few members of the Grammy nominated/Juno winning The Duhks, plus the likes of folk fixture Dan Frechette and Canadian fiddle master, Patti Lamoureux. Stars for Streetlights blends the sultry, sensual and sensitive of side of Emma Cloney fans have come to cherish. The album was produced by folk aficionado Scott Nolan and multi-instrumentalist, Jeremy Rusu.
Aptly titled Something to Say (2011), Emma Cloney spoke volumes on her debut album. However, on Stars for Streetlights, the self-assured artist speaks even louder without even so much as a shout, relying on powerful vocals, compelling stories, mastered musicianship and brilliant harmonies to connect with her audience. Little did Emma know that the vulnerability that clipped her wings over the past couple of years has ultimately helped her fly once again, only higher.
Emma is busy planning a coast to coast tour of Canada in 2014 to support the new album. Fans can expect a feature music video released in Sept 2013 for the single “Lie to Me”.

Emma Cloney website

Kevin Roy musicCBC

Keith Dyck musicCBC


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