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Emily Millard
General News · 10th November 2016
Max Thaysen
Tuesday November 15, 2016 at Linnaea Farm - Lakeview Room - by firelight.
Doors 7:00 pm / Show 7:30 pm
Tickets $15, Available the cortes natural food cooperative (the coop) or at the door.

Emily Millard celebrates the release of her new album By Heron & By Season with a special concert in collaboration with fellow solo singer-songwriter David Simard.


Emily Millard is a Canadian singer/songwriter currently based in Montreal whose unique blend of art-folk has been called “inventive,” “haunting” and “beautifully ethereal.” Alchemically combining poetry with vintage keys, steel strings and found- instruments, Emily braves the space between silence and sound with her unmistakable voice.

Over the past ten years, Emily has released four records under the moniker Miss Emily Brown. October 2016 sees the release of a full-length record, By Heron & By Season, to be followed by a poetry collection sharing the same title. These come after the first release under her birth name, the March 2016 single “Paradise,” a collaboration with Martyn Heyne (Efterklang).

Written over five years as a resident of Quadra Island’s Bold Point community, Emily’s new album By Heron & By Season is a colourful journey into the depths of memory and dreamscape. Produced by Sandro Perri, the album features some of Canada’s most innovative instrumentalists including violinist Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq), cellist Peggy Lee (Veda Hille), drummer Dan Gaucher (Fond Of Tigers, Woodpigeon) and bassist Colin Nealis (Andy Shauf).

From the wildly percussive “Snake Charmer” to the magical musical forest of “Hunter,” By Heron & By Season is an intimate and courageous exploration of inner and outer nature.

“Millard’s complex sonic world is all her own. We are lucky to take part in the trip.” – Exclaim!

Links: Website, Video & private stream of the new album


Born in a small fishing village in northern British Columbia, Vancouver-based David Simard has always imbued his work with a sense of space and a hint of nostalgia. Simard’s arrangements evoke the landscapes he’s studied and lived in, while his lyrics intimately relate the stories of characters met and imagined, along with more than a few of his own experiences.

The lyrical and musical makeup of The Heavy Wait is an effortless combination of gilded European elegance and small-town noir. Simard and his band recorded most of the album in a charged, live-off-the-floor session in Arcade Fire’s old “Petite Eglise” studio. They dug in hard and deep to produce a quiet intensity so palpable and persistent that the album builds in strength with each passing track. Waves of horns and lap steel guitar, sparsely placed piano, and haunting clarinet lines, recorded later in Vancouver, rush to complement the live performances. “The Heavy Wait” was the band’s chosen mantra during that first session and it persisted until the final note was captured.

“A set of lush, twangy tracks that range from wistful to whimsical." - Exclaim!

Links: Website, Video & New Album Stream
David Simard
David Simard