We apologize that this concert is cancelled. Christa will try again for a concert in 2015, while we may see James Lamb a lot sooner than that. Stay tuned!
Christa grew up in Edmonton with a mother who sang in a folk trio and a father who performed First Nations ceremonial music. She sang in choirs and performed in musical theatre, and then moved to Vancouver to study at Vancouver Film School. She worked in film and television for about a decade before returning to music and releasing Fell out of Oz in 2005. The album earned four stars from both TV Week and The Edmonton Sun, who wrote, “her and her guitar makes an almost unholy sound.”
Oz’s follow-up, The Wedding Singer and the Undertaker, won a 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Folk Acoustic Album, and Couture was nominated for Best Female Artist. The album was Top 10 at CBC Radio 3 and went to #1 on the National Aboriginal
Music Countdown. PopMatters praised her “Georgeously intimate voice – somewhere between the tough vulnerability of Amy Rigby and the passionate, sophisticated folk of Joni Mitchell.”
Of the album’s devastating inspiration, PopMatters wrote, “It’s truly remarkable that listening to The Wedding Singer and the Undertaker does not feel like the aural equivalent of ambulance chasing. This is down to Couture’s writerly, at times even playful, skill with words, as well as uplifting production.”
“a remarkable chanteuse, singing superb material, tastefully
arranged and produced. Couture’s voice floats over the
album’s pop-roots foundations like a butterfly over a garden.
Some reviewers hear Jane Siberry, Joni Mitchell; Tori Amos
might also come to mind at points. But that’s merely a way of
saying Couture’s work has the combination of accessibility, and
emotional depth such thoughtful writers have in common” David Newland Roots Music Canada
Music and links at http://www.christacouture.com/
About James Lamb
James Lamb is a Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist born into a musical family from Nelson, BC. His aunt is well-known jazz singer Pauline Lamb. Known for his fascinating compositions & tasteful, highly regarded musicianship, he has endorsements from luminaries such as songwriters David Francey and Dan Magnan.
He has performed in art spaces, established venues, yoga studios, stranger’s houses, on festival stages and the Via rail lounge car. His live presentation can haunt a room with thoughtful joy and his unique voice and commanding stage presence can plunge even the noisiest bar goers into mesmerized silence. Check him out at www.jameslambmusic.com