Maria Dunn
with Lizzy Hoyt

GrassRoots Regina and the CJTR Showcase Series are pleased to present Juno-award nominee Maria Dunn in concert.

Maria is a true preserver of the spirit of folk music and is often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and her unvarnished songs honouring the lives of real people, past and present.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Opening set by Norm Walker

Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $12 at the door.

Click here to see poster.

This show is a GrassRoots Regina / CJTR co-production celebrating ten years of CJTR in our community.

Maria Dunn was born in Scotland and raised in Ontario and Alberta. As a child she studied classical piano and later studied psychology at the University of Alberta. While at the U of A, she hosted a folk music program on campus radio and then in the 90’s began writing and performing her own songs. She currently makes her home in Edmonton.

A storyteller through song, Maria combines North American folk and country music with the influences of her Celtic heritage. She writes songs inspired by historical and contemporary characters, capturing their struggles and triumphs in her lyrics. She accompanies her strong, crystalline voice with accordion and guitar. Her most recent album, The Peddler (2008), received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for Solo Artist of the Year. This follows three previously released albums, including her Juno-nominated For A Song (2001). For her Regina performance, Maria will be accompanied by Lizzy Hoyt, a fiddler, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and recording artist from Edmonton.

“...a remarkable singer-songwriter, think of her as a distaff Woody Guthrie.” - Mike Ross, Edmonton Sun

“An arrestingly powerful singer-songwriter from Canada who writes great historical and social commentary.”
- Rich Warren, WFMT, Chicago

Katie Comes a Callin' clip:

Do You Know Slim Evans clip:

Whiskey Evening clip:

The Peddler clip:

Web site:

Listen to Maria on CBC Radio 3:


Norm Walker is no stranger to folk music. Not only has he had a long-time association with organizing folk music and storytelling concerts and festivals in Regina, but he has also been a performing singer, songwriter and musician, accompanying himself and others on guitar or mandolin. His ability to weave stories with humour leaves audiences chuckling and humming punchlines long after the concert is over. Norm's songs cover a variety of themes, including urban legends, electrical theory, the Saskatchewan Prairie, progressive politics, and community.

Interstellar Cowboy clip:

Ohm's Law clip

Web site: