Leona Burkey
Leona Burkey - Calgary Song
Region: Nova Scotia
Genre: Folk, Roots, Singer-Songwriter

Leona Burkey has been keeping it pretty close to the floor as a solo artist for some 20 years. Influenced by the story-song tradition and roots music of her Cape Breton home, she has hauled guitar and notebook all around the country, gathering up an eclectic collection of dedicated fans along the way. Leona's "glad to be home" EP release in 2013 (the Margaret Marie EP) marked a new-old soul's first offering to Nova Scotia's songwriter scene.  Known for spinning yarns, articulate guitar playing and honest lyrics, her latest project "Wave Theory" reflects the sounds of home and the long road back. The subtle tension between Leona's open blue sky vocals and her subject matter are captured perfectly in this remarkable full-length debut.