National Music Centre is pleased to present soulful vocalist and songwriter Ellen Doty on December 18. Nêhiyaw folk singer-songwriter Wyatt C. Louis will open the show. This special holiday concert at Studio Bell is sponsored by ATB and all proceeds will support the Mustard Seed.
About Ellen Doty
With a voice that is at once "soft, sweet, confident and assured" (CBC Music: Top Canadian Jazz Musicians under 35 List), Ellen Doty combines her deep love of Jazz with the influences of the great songwriters of our time. Her soulful music incorporates everything from pop and jazz to soul, folk, and indie music: a sound that is uniquely hers. A natural storyteller, Doty's songs are as intimate and as personal as their handwritten lyrics. On stage, "Doty is a vulnerable performer and always inspires connections to form between herself and her audience" (Calgary Journal).
About Wyatt C. Louis
Wyatt C. Louis is a nêhiyaw singer-songwriter based in Moh'kinstsís, on Treaty 7 Territory (Calgary, AB). Louis has made an impact on the eclectic city with songs built from soaring melodies, railroad-like finger picking and quiet, haunting vocals and lyrical phrasing. Dark, rustic tales meld folk and soulful blues to tell tales of love, loss and the journey home. They’re beautiful, subtle creations that juxtapose emotions, striking imagery and experiences that charm and envelop listeners. The 2020 release 'Dancing with Sue', evokes the feeling of nostalgia, and yearning for the times in our lives where we feel the happiest and most free. The song is captured effortlessly through warm tones and colourful songwriting. This year, CBC’s Reclaimed included Louis on the Indigenous Artists to Watch in 2021 list. ***Proof of vaccination required for entry.