Jazz-soul songstress Elizabeth Shepherd stops by Vernon Sunday

Shepherd signals return to Vernon

Montreal soul-jazz artist Elizabeth Shepherd performs songs her latest album The Signal at the Pottery Road Yoga Studio Sunday, Nov. 22.

After performing a successful show at the Vernon Jazz Club in the spring, Montreal soul-jazz artist Elizabeth Shepherd is returning to town this weekend.

This time she is performing a more intimate show at the Pottery Road Yoga Studio, Sunday, Nov. 22.

Shepherd’s latest album, The Signal, appeared on best-of lists around the world and was nominated for a 2015 Juno as well as the 2015 Polaris Prize.

Critics on both sides of the Atlantic seem to agree that the record is Shepherd’s strongest, most ambitious and political work yet – even a personal feminist manifesto of sorts.

Shepherd is one of the few female jazz singers out there dismantling the stale old cocktail dress cliché in favour of original content.

She doesn’t shy away from social commentary and difficult issues, which is perhaps explained by the fact that she came to jazz through hip-hop artists such as The Roots and A Tribe Called Quest.

“I feel that (The Signal) is giving voice to my own strength as a woman”, said Shepherd. “Every song except one is about a woman or written from a female perspective. I believe in the sisterhood and its immense power that has yet to be fully explored. Giving birth to a daughter, I knew I had to step up my game as a woman, of what we can do, of how we can lift each other up, and this record is an extension of that realization.”

Shepherd arrived on the international music scene in 2006 when her debut album, Start To Move, was voted one of the top albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio.

Since then, the Montreal-based songwriter has continued to carve out her own artful, soulful and hip brand of music.

Shepherd takes the stage at the Pottery Road Yoga Studio, 964 Pottery Rd., Sunday at 7 p.m. Opening is the Pottery Road Band. Tickets are $25. Contact Sherrie Erickson at 250-260-0878 to reserve a seat. Space is very limited.


Just Posted

Okanagan adventurer continues motorcycle trip around the world

Vernon local James Leigh recently completed the third of five legs of the journey, travelling through China and Kazakhstan

Riders “step up” their game at Equestrian Clinic

Riders from across the Okanagan travelled to Coldstream to train for the 2019 55+ Senior Games, which take place in Kelowna this fall.

Update: Mother dead, youth in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Sandy Point Campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Vernon students dance their way to provincials

“It is an amazing experience for these young ladies and has definitely become a yearly goal for them all.”

Okanagan Science Centre hosts first Teen Science Café

“This is a great opportunity to take science out of the classroom and learn with other students our age.”

Kelowna RCMP interrogation video brings home reality in ‘visceral way’: former TRC chairman

Video of Mountie interrogating young Indigenous woman disclosing sexual abuse under fire

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Vernon teen’s support ferret found

“Thank you to everybody for sharing and posting, getting the word out, and looking.”

Boy, 12, arrested after allegedly pulling a knife on another child at a Surrey park

The child was later released into his parents’ custody as Surrey RCMP continue their investigation

Former Greyhound bus drivers gather in the Okanagan for one last hurrah

Bash kicks off Friday in Penticton and runs until Sunday

ICBC urging drivers to slow down this May long weekend

Speed is number one cause of car crash fatalities: ICBC

Bucks hammer Raptors 125-103 to take 2-0 playoff series lead

Toronto heads home in a hole after second loss to Milwaukee

Full-scale search underway for missing kayaker on Okanagan Lake

Kelowna Paddle Centre member Zygmunt Janiewicz, 71, failed to return from his ‘daily kayak’ on the lake

Most Read