Saturday May 27 Toronto Southern Cross Songwriters Round hosted by Philip Vonesh,Tranzac Club 7 – 9:30 pm concert social 9:30- 12:00 am. Songwriter guests Willem James Cowan, Christine Graves. PWYC at the door
Sunday May 28 Picton ON, The Acoustic Grill 7 pm, 172 Picton Main St, Matt Smith on guitar and Mandolin. Tickets $10 at the door or call to reserve. 613-476-2887
Saturday June 3, Wakefield Quebec, Kafee 1870 with John Carroll double bill. 8:30 pm. Tickets $10 at the door.
Wednesday June 14, Ottawa ON, Irene’s Pub, 8 p.m., 885 Bank St, Lucky Songs Songwriters’ Round with Ray Harris and Greg Kelly. Tickets $15 available in advance or at the door
Friday June 23, Orleans ON, Stray Dog Brewery, 8:00 pm, 501 Lacolle Way Unit 4, w/ Paul Spafford banjo blues opening set. Tickets $10 available online :
SDBC Taproom Concerts Presents – Christine Graves ft Paul Spafford
July 14-16 Stewart Park Festival MainStage (schedule TBA) and workshop on songwriting with Kate Weekes and Jennifer Noxon (schedule TBA). Free festival in beautiful downtown Perth ON.
“Nice record, friend. I enjoyed it. I thought Let It Go and Keep This in Mind particularly stood out”. David Francey, Singer Songwriter & Painter
“where I come from, christine graves is a household name, and in a right world, she would be in yours as well”. jim bryson, producer, singer & songwriter
Award winning songwriter, Christine Graves returns to touring and performing music with a new release Everyday Life. The new album is eleven tracks available on CD, vinyl, and most streaming platforms. Song information and downloads here.
During the pandemic, working in a mental health hospital brought Graves to recording in studio as an avenue to joy, building her self-belief in her gift of making music. Her songs capture a glimpse of Graves’ philosophy in song and her musical sensibilities (arranged with bass, accordion, electric & lap guitars, piano and vocals) influenced by contemporary song writers from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Graves’ sends the new record out to all her fans and the folk music community in Canada after a long hiatus from recording and touring.
This spring/summer, Graves tours eastern Ontario and will perform Main Stage at Perth ON Stewart Park Festival with her band. Autumn 2023/Winter 2024 B.C. & Alberta dates are in the works. Graves is also going back to the studio to catch some new songs for an upcoming record.
From 2006 to 2008, Graves was artistic director at Blue Skies Music Festival. She released four independent CD’s from 1995 to 2006 and toured Canada extensively. Her songs are contemporary folk, personal and political art without the lecture. Her voice is remarkable.