For Immediate Release
May 1, 2012
Juno Award Winner Amelia Curran Tours Arts and Culture Centres
Corner Brook- Juno award winning singer/songwriter Amelia Curran will perform with opening act Don Brownrigg at 5 of the 6 Arts and Culture Centres (ACC) beginning May 3 at the Joseph R. Smallwood ACC in Gander at 8:00 p.m.
Curran who is on the road approximately 200 days of the year has never before played on any of the ACC stages and said she is looking forward to the opportunity.
“I'm thrilled to be doing this tour,” Curran said. “It is like a rite of passage as a Newfoundland performer.”
Curran has been making music for a number of years and has received several East Coast Music Awards nominations and a Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year – Solo. Curran’s extensive discography includes: War Brides (2006), Lullaby for Barflies (2002), Trip Down Little Road (2001), and Barricade (2000).
Critics have continuously praised Curran. The Globe and Mail said she is, “a singer from St. John’s whose voice has the sound of faith and experience.” The Montreal Gazette made a big statement by calling her “one of this country’s finest singer-songwriters.”
Joining Curran on the tour is Halifax-based Newfoundlander Don Brownrigg whose pensive lyrics and soft melodies will be a great addition to the show.
Curran and Brownrigg will be at the Joseph R. Smallwood ACC in Gander on May 3, the Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts in Grand Falls Windsor on May 4, the Corner Brook ACC on May 5, the Stephenville ACC on May 6 and the Labrador West ACC on May 8. All ACC shows begin at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information or to purchase tickets visit artsandculturecentre.com. Other NL dates on Amelia’s tour include the Anchor Inn Hotel and Suites in Twillingate on May 2 and The Ship Inn on May 10 and 13 in St. John’s.
Amelia Curran Bio
With the release of Hunter, Hunter, the much-anticipated follow-up to War Brides, Amelia Curran journeyed both home and further afield than ever before. The album, her first recorded in her hometown of St. John’s, signaled Curran’s definitive arrival onto national and international scenes. Curran’s 2008 release, War Brides, captured the attention of critics across Canada and lead to the pronouncement of Curran as one of this country’s finest singer-songwriters.
Don Brownrigg Bio:
THE COAST: Top 50 CDs of 2007 - Dec 2007 - Don Brownrigg "Wander Songs" - Equally as comforting as a cup of tea, Wander Song's coats listless souls with love and warmth. Don Brownrigg's soft vocals spill tales of love, longing and insightful introspection. Guest appearances by Jenn Grant, Rose Cousins and his poetic platonic lover Tanya Davis on "Time Moves On" merely accent his timelessness.
The Telegram - "It takes the listener in instantly and, like a good novel, keeps you captivated from beginning to end. Acoustic based, the songs don't try too hard and aren't intimidating in any way - it's just beautiful, truthfully written music."