Leona Burkey brings a stacked full band and special guest openers Factory Girls to The Carleton to celebrate the release of her 3rd full length album, Groundrush, on Thursday, December 1st. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $20 + HST.
A fresh follow-up to Leona Burkey‘s ECMA and Music NS nominated contemporary roots/americana album Sitting Tight (2021), Groundrush is a folk-rock opera that dances nimbly around the sense of urgency and awareness that comes with time passin’ a little too quickly.
Leona is a Halifax/Cape Breton based contemporary roots performer & recording artist. A maven of melody with a singular open-heart voice and an unapologetic folk-rock guitar attack,
Leona’s live shows are shored up by a deep body of work that traces the meandering path of a songwriter hitting her stride with charming Cape Breton troubadour style.
Factory Girls (Leona’s fav local duo) is steeped in the spirit of Appalachian folk music, bringing the warmth of a vocal firelight with songs to soothe and disturb.