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October 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Connie Kaldor has been performing for most of her life. Born into a musical family, she grew up singing in the choir.
Her love of performing led her to a theatre degree from the University of Alberta, and then to alternative theatre companies such as the Mummers and Theatre Passe Muraille, an influence still very much in evidence at any Connie Kaldor concert. Although she left theatre to pursue her songwriting career quite early, her engaging character and storytelling skills are hallmarks of her live performances.
In 1981 Connie established an independent record label, now called Coyote Entertainment. She has recorded 14 albums. By the mid nineteen-eighties she was headlining folk festivals across Canada and the U.S.A.
Connie has toured extensively ever since, bringing her music all over North America and to India, China and Europe as well. She has shared the stage with innumerable artists, including Shawn Colvin, Tracy Chapman, Sylvia Tyson, the Chieftains, and Daniel Lanois. In 1984 she received a Most Promising Female Vocalist Juno nomination for her album Moonlight Grocery. In 2000 Love is a Truck was nominated for a Juno in the Folk Roots category. Her books and music for children music have won numerous awards including Best Children’s Album (1989), U.S. Parents Choice Award (1990), and Best Children’s Album (2004).