We are approaching year’s end, together yet alone. I keep playing music and moving toward a confidence in myself. I wish for it, but that leaves too much to chance. I want this year to be more secure in that place so the story of each song is shared without my ego in the way. I hope for each of my listeners the music will connect to something you need for your wellbeing and the place or space you keep in your life for art. Finding meaning. Blessings.
Keep checking back for shows, releases of music and video.
Thanks for listening,
Following my music is not exciting. Not too many updates and blaring music -coming – atcha. I am a slow culture kind of person. I make music over time and with lots of silence in between. I know some fans want to feel part of an exciting trajectory but this is not what Christine Graves’ career will bring you. For instance, I took more than 15 years off before my last release Everyday Life. Still, the music is good. Production and sonic values top knotch. Honest. I like it.
Do pop in and out though in case something exciting happens.
Thanks for being a fan.
Friday- Sunday August 4 – 6, Blue Skies Music Festival, Clarendon ON.
Friday August 11, with Ted Carty, Meow! That’s Hot. 519 Bank Street Ottawa, $10 8 pm
Wednesday August 9 8 pm, Irene’s Pub Lucky Songs songwriters Round Ottawa ON.
Check back for September date for this rescheduled Round.
Saturday August 26, Upper Canada Folk Festival, Prescott Kinsmen Amphitheatre, ON. 1 PM Main Stage 2-9 PM Participatory Songs
“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.