From left, Kyle Mosiuk, Dana Wylie, Erin Kay, Allyson McIvor, and Harry Gregg. Photo Angela Mouly
Her friendly personality sparkled on and off stage as Erin Kay was hosted by the Vermilion Folk Club at the Vermilion Legion on April 28.
Kay had previously performed in Vermilion with other artists, but wowed the audience during her “Silver and Gold” CD release performance. A mystical instrumental opening drew the crowd in right away.
In March, Kay had a lot of fun attending Juno Week in Vancouver, but admitted just how much she appreciates small towns and said that even with the nice weather, she wouldn’t rather be anywhere else than on stage in Vermilion.
“I was very excited, and everyone was so attentive. I feel there is a lot of gratitude in a small town,” said Kay who is from William’s Lake, British Columbia.
Born in Edmonton, Kay now also resides in Edmonton where she flourishes as a performer and a mother. Singing and playing edgy, roots/Americana music, Kay has received compliments depicting her as a mix of Janis Joplin and Joni Mitchell. Able to turn her challenging experiences into positive messages, Kay is very encouraging with her lyrics, and even worked to support women and children during her tour via performances at “She’s So Brave” and “I Am Enough” events in Calgary and Edmonton.
Her warm, lofty voice and genuine personality kept the audience engaged, including the Vermilion Folk Club’s Rod MacMillan who said, “We were thrilled to have Erin again. What a powerful voice, and a powerful writer! We would like to thank everyone for coming and to the volunteers for helping set up. The Vermilion Folk Club is looking for more volunteers, so if you have any interest in music, you can message us @vermilionfolk on Facebook or call 780-853-5275.”
For more information or to purchase her CD, you can visit erinkaymusic.com.