Yukon adventurer and musician Kate Weekes returns to Stittsville for CD release

Grant Simpson and Kate Weekes

With her new CD “Frost on Black Fur” in hand, singer-songwriter, dog musher, Peel Watershed paddler and activist, hiker, wilderness guide and seasoned touring musician,  Kate Weekes has returned to live in Ontario after her 10 year adventure into the Yukon wilderness.

Frost on Black Fur - Kate WeekesFrost on Black Fur is full of songs about adventure and real life situations in the Yukon, in China (where she has toured twice) plus other songs filled with colorful imagery that is beautifully woven with Weekes’ impeccable way of twisting a melody and chords around strong statements with deep meaning.

The CD adds 11 new songs to an already impressive repertoire of Weekes gems that include old fashioned swing, jazz, country, folk, blues and rock flavoured songs.  Refreshingly, the end result is always uniquely Kate Weekes.

She’s playing at Gaia Java on Stittsvile Main Street on Friday, December 5 at 7:00pm. She’ll be joined by long-time musical partner, Grant Simpson, a veteran musician, recording artist, songwriter and vaudevillian.    Together they will bring an evening of old time jazz, quirky swing tunes, folk, ragtime, stride other surprises to delight and edify their listeners.


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