Lindsey Walker is a celebrated musician, an accomplished songwriter, a well-known comedienne from Edmonton. As part of her BC tour, she will play the Silverton Gallery on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm. Admission by Donation. Please read on about her debut album Our Glory.
Prairie Songstress Releases Debut EP and Delves Into the Deep Emotional Dark of Pickton’s Sordid Legacy
EDMONTON – April 3, 2013) – An ode to an aunt she will never know, Edmonton-based songstress Lindsey Walker has set out to release her debut EP in dedication to her aunt. The album’s title track, Our Glory, commemorates the missing women of East Vancouver and traces Walker’s own emotional journey of discovering her own aunt had been missing for more than 20 years, a suspected victim of infamous serial killer Robert Pickton.
“I will never forget the moment I realized my aunt – my own flesh and blood – was a suspected victim of the Pickton murders,” says Walker. “I found a police poster online with her photo which read ‘missing since 1993.’ Twenty years. She was only 27 years old when she went missing. In that instant, I knew I had to dedicate myself to learning as much as I could about East Vancouver as well as the missing women. Her name was everywhere.” It wasn’t consciously planned to have Our Glory released 20 years after the disappearance of her aunt, but Walker believes that it was all meant to happen this way. “So many strange coincidences have come along with this album. I feel that my aunt, Gloria is around during this whole process. It’s pretty magical.”
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