Join award-winning songwriter PK Tessmann for two concerts at The MusicArt Salon in Cumberland on Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The concerts, part of an Island release tour, will celebrate Tessmann’s brand new album, Dear City.
The record chronicles Tessmann’s journey into marriage and motherhood with a collection of personal experiences. With every haunting song, she offers up grief, love, hope, loss, birth and new beginnings. Her vivid songwriting is masterfully showcased by subtle musicianship and a sweet, yet commanding voice like no other.
Produced by Corwin Fox at Hidden Well Studio in Cumberland, Tessmann’s second full-length album showcases the musicianship and talent of her hometown.
Fox, who is well known in the Canadian music community, has produced albums for some of Canada’s top musicians. Several Cumberland/Comox Valley musicians are also featured on Dear City – performing cello, French horn and saxophone to name a few.
“It has been quite some time since I’ve recorded a full-length album,” says Tessmann, “and I’m excited to release it. I’m really proud of this one.” Fox will be joining Tessmann on stage for the shows, as well as her “Little Bridges” folk duo partner, Kim June Johnson.
Tessmann’s musical background is as rounded and diverse as any true lifelong musician. Her long career of recording and performing has known no boundaries, reaching across classical, celtic, jazz, pop, rock, and roots genres.
In 2015, Tessmann was crowned the regional winner in the CBC Searchlight contest. Her song Cannot Explain won Best Roots/Folk Recording of the Year, and she was nominated for Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 Vancouver Island Music Awards. This year, she again took home the VIMA for Best Roots/Folk Recording for her single Careful & Kind.
Advance tickets: $20. Seating limited. For info on location and purchasing tickets, call Bette at 250-336-2808.