"Party in the Sun"
From the album my face is a map of my time here
Featured track, available from November 1 to November 9
Heather Bishop's storied career has spanned the decades. She's spent close to 50 years touring the globe, hit countless festival and venue stages, released 15 recordings, and earned JUNO nods and numerous awards. A musician, visual artist, and social activitist, she has received the Order of Canada, Order of Manitoba, an Honourary Doctorate of Laws, and Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. A folk and children's music pioneer, she introduced a lot of young people to music and helped nurture generations of musicians and music fans. She was also one of the first Canadian artists to form her own label and kickstart the DIY movement. (And was instrumental in Manitoba Music's growth and development.) On November 3 at the West End Cultural Centre, she will perform her final solo show. She'll be joined by local legends and longtime collaborators Laurie MacKenzie and Don Benedictson for the special concert, which will also serve as an art opening to exhibit some of her latest work as well as her portfolio. We've got Bishop's tune "Party in the Sun" from her acclaimed 2009 release, my face is a map of my time here, for you this week. Press play, read her Winnipeg Free Press interview, gather up your celebration spirits and do not miss Heather Bishop live.
Every week, Manitoba Music offers free a downloadable music track by a great local artist. Available for a limited time from Thursday to Thursday, be sure to grab these songs while you can... and to check back for more!
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