Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock: Toronto's Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs. Her three acclaimed solo albums have reached #1 on Canadian folk radio and over 6 million Spotify streams, and she won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year in 2017. Since then, Lapell has been on the road, touring across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and playing at festivals like Pop Montreal, Mariposa and Folk On The Rocks. Getaway, Lapell’s ambitious third album, was released February 2019 on Coax Records/Outside.
“Powerful, sweet voice and warm guitar sound"
— NOW Toronto
“Her pipes have a smoky smoothness that creeps into the memories of your heart and lingers gracefully."
“Traces of Natalie Merchant, Sharon Van Etten, Frazey Ford and Sandy Denny."
— Folk Radio UK
“Haunting voice and impeccable guitar playing."
— CBC Radio 3
NEW ALBUM GETAWAY (2019)
• Getaway released February 1st on Coax Records/Outside Distribution
• Over 4.5 million album streams on Spotify
• Reached #1 on Canadian folk radio / #18 on national Top 50 (earshot!)
• Widespread CBC airplay including Radio 1 Song of the Week and Fresh Air features
• Supported by over 100 tour dates and festivals across Canada and the U.S. in 2019
• Nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards - Contemporary Album of the Year (2020)
• Nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards - English Songwriter of the Year (2020)
• Finalist, No Depression Singer-Songwriter Award (2019)
• Winner, Canadian Folk Music Awards - Contemporary Album of the Year (2017)
• Nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards - Contemporary Singer of the Year (2017)
• Nominee, Toronto Independent Music Awards - Best Folk/Roots (2017)
• Winner, Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award from the Ontario Arts Council (2016)
|• Americanafest (Official)||• Folk Alliance International (Official)|
|• Freshgrass Festival (MA)||• Vancouver Island MusicFest|
|• Burlington Sound of Music (ON)||• Festival of Friends (ON)|
|• South Country Fair (AB)||• Islands Folk Festival (BC)|
|• Dead of Winter (NS)||• Tiny Lights (BC)|
|• Trout Forest Music Fest (ON)||• Fred Eaglesmith Picnic (ON)|
|• Toronto Bicycle Music Festival||• Earthwork Harvest Gathering|
|• Mariposa Folk Festival (ON)||• Folk Music Ontario (Official)|
|• Folk on the Rocks (NT)||• Northern Lights Festival Boreal (ON)|
|• Live from the Rock (ON)||• Come By The Hills (AB)|
|• Wide Cut Weekend (AB)||• Full Circle Festival (NS)|
|• Island Unplugged Music Festival (ON)|
live performance videos
HALFWAY TO MEXICO [Full Band] ~ Live at the Burdock
DOWN BY THE WATER ~ Official Video