Two singer-songwriters who share a poetic sensibility and a cross-Canada friendship kick off their five-show double-CD-release mini-tour in Victoria on the weekend of August 8 & 9.
Folk-rock artist JENICA RAYNE of Kingston, ON is celebrating the release of her fourth CD, Hit the Ground Running. Rayne's song "Faster" drove her into the regional finals of the 2015 CBC Searchlight talent contest.
CHERYL COHEN lives on Salt Spring Island, but recorded her debut album Love & Exile in Nanaimo. It has a bluesy world music feel and the "Exile" songs relate to the fact that she grew up in apartheid South Africa, then left at age 22.
Victoria guitarist Aaron Bethune will accompany both performers, and Kingston bass player Lynne Hanson will also play with Jenica.
Note that the songs aren't all serious — flashes of humour may be experienced!