Amelia Curran is from St. John’s, Newfoundland, and she’ll tell you so. In her visit with Folk Alley in Toronto for the 2013 Folk Alliance International conference, she muses on her career as a singer/songwriter – which started with silly songs about boys and has progressed as she moved to a place where she realized a need to have a lasting impact on the world. Amelia speaks about the magic of Newfoundland as she introduces her songs. Enjoy a very charming chat and see videos captured with help from our friends at Beehive Productions.
The Juno-winning artist has charted a course through longing and loss with lyrics that face life’s beauties and terrors with disconsolate urgency. With ‘Spectators,’ Curran returns to the scene with ten tracks that yet raise the bar on her signature lyricism, but push beyond the folk boundaries that have defined her previous releases. ‘Spectators’ was nominated for the 2013 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo.