Prairie songstress tours on release of new album dedicated to her aunt

Edmonton roots/soul musician Lindsey Walker is in Vernon Saturday in support of her just released debut recording.

Edmonton roots/soul musician Lindsey Walker is in Vernon Saturday in support of her just released debut recording in dedication to her aunt, one of many missing women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

The album’s title track, Our Glory, traces Walker’s emotional journey in discovering her aunt, Gloria, had been missing from home for more than 20 years, a suspected victim of serial murderer 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,” said Walker in a press release. “I found a police poster online with her photo, which read missing since 1993… 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.”

It wasn’t consciously planned to have Our Glory released 20 years after the disappearance of her aunt, but Walker believes that it was meant to happen that 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,” she said.

Walker performs at the Talkin’ Donkey Coffee House Saturday at approximately 7 p.m.