Canadian Musician - November/December 2017 - Page 78

SHOW CASE If you are an unsigned Canadian artist and would like to be featured in Showcase, visit Submissions are free - all you need is a Reverbnation account with a high-res photo. You can check out tracks from our Showcase artists via Canadian Musician on SoundCloud. Visit for these and many more fresh sounds! By Ken Kelley LYNN LANGTRY What: Singer-Songwriter Where: Surrey, BC Visit: Surrey, BC’s Lynn Langtry is a multi-disciplinary artist that expresses herself via novels, visual arts, and, of course, through song. Her original music has been performed by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and, through a cultural exchange program with the Dominican Republic, the Amethyst Concert Group. Her most current music release is Elements, a project that sees Langtry using song to highlight the texture, style, and tone behind her work. In addition to work on a new studio album, one of her latest projects is the documentary film The Ocean in Our Backyard, in which music is uniquely used in lieu of dialogue After being discharged from the Canadian Navy in 2016 following a remarkable quarter-century of service, New Brunswick’s Patrick Murray decided to embark on a new career: that of a musician. While he had released an album while still enlisted – 2013’s Losing Sight of Shore – his newfound “freedom” meant he was now able to devote himself entirely to the craft of songwriting. Murray’s newest album, New Beginnings, was produced by acclaimed east coaster J.P. Cormier. A folk music release in the vein of Stan Rogers, the album’s songs are inspired by the songwriter’s love of his country and home province, the latter of which takes centre stage in the rousing a cappella track “Rolling Fields.” SHIMMER JOHNSON What: Pop, Country Where: Edmonton, AB Visit: 78 • C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N Although she may have gotten her start as a country music artist, Edmonton’s Shimmer Johnson is taking the opportunity to branch out. Released in early September 2017, her latest singles, “Pride” and “Getaway,” see the artist embracing more of a pop-oriented sound. The songs, which follow up her 2011 track “In a Box,” have been quick to find an audience, as they’ve already surpassed a combined 100,000 plays on Spotify. No definitive release dates are scheduled, but Johnson is reportedly working on com- pleting both a country music album as well as a pop-inspired collection. Proving that Alberta is a hotbed of talent in many different styles, Johnson will be an artist to watch in the future. PATRICK MURRAY What: Folk, Pop Where: Saint John, NB Visit: