Emma Cook. Submitted photo.

Emma Cook, a Toronto artist, will be in 100 Mile House as part of her Western Canada Tour

Toronto-based musician Emma Cook will be making a stop at the Critical Pop-Up Art Gallery in 100 Mile House on April 21.

“I love coming to places I haven’t been,” said Cook, adding she was excited for the show. “They can expect hopefully a really good show, it’s definitely a listening show. It’s introspective, it’s powerful. I absolutely love performing, I love being on stage so they can expect to be engaged and leave feeling touched I hope,” she said.

The indie-pop artist just finished recording her fourth album, Living Proof, produced and musician by Dean Drouillard who collaborated with Canadian acts like Royal Wood, Amelia Curran and Matthew Barber.

“I wrote the album after a four-year battle with post-concussion syndrome, I had a bad concussion. It’s kind of the same range of loss and to struggle and what it means to be human,” she said on the album.

Her stop in 100 Mile House is part of her western Canadian tour in support of the album, which starts on April 17 in Jasper, Alta. and ends in Calgary on May 6. It will be here first stop in 100 Mile House.

Cook always thought she would be a singer.

“I just always loved music from when I was little. From when I was very little my mom used to say I would always just sing. I feel like I was just born with it and I always knew when I was little I’d be a singer”, she said.

Cook said she had a very hard time picking it out what artists who have specifically influenced her music.

The first single for the album, I Will Stay, reached the second round of the CBC’s Searchlight edition of 2017, a competition in where fans vote for their favourite talent involved in that year’s submission list.

She was also Toronto Independent Music Awards nominee and received an Ontario Arts Council grant in 2008 and featured on college, CBC and Verge radio stations after her second album, Hit & Run, was released.

The success of her second record led to the OAC supporting her third effort and an international touring grant from February to March in 2009, where she performed at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, one of today’s most premier festivals and one of the biggest stepping stones for young artists of any genre.

Overall, she has performed in over 100 shows in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. but it almost all ended after she fell off a tree. The fall resulted in a three-year battle with post-concussion syndrome after hitting her head and she stopped making music.

It wasn’t until 2016 when she teamed up with producer Mitch Girio for her third release she made her return to the scene. The team-up resulted in the Same Old Song. The titular song was about her recovery from her accident and debuted at #3 on the fark charts in Edmonton.

The Critical Mass Pop-Up Gallery will open up their doors at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $10.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Walk into the forest in the Showcase Gallery

Group exhibit is focussed on trees

More Than Wood Art Gallery in 100 Mile House shows off artists

‘There is so much talent. It’s amazing’

Chekhov’s gun

A weekly family column for the 100 Mile Free Press

What are you doing on your Christmas break?

Megan Balbirnie 103 Mile House “I’m probably staying home then we’re going… Continue reading

One of 100 Mile House’s greatest unsolved mysteries featured in The National

Two-part television documentary will air at 6 p.m. on Dec. 10 and 11.

WATCH: Visitors flock to Barkerville for Christmas event

Check out our video of all the fun at the historic site east of Quesnel

Boeser scores 3, Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks hammer Blues

Vancouver picks up impressive 6-1 win in St. Louis

B.C. police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

Huawei is the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet company

Most Read