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 7 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 AmericanaFest, Pop Montreal, FreshGrass and Mariposa Folk Festival. 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
• Over 12 million streams on Spotify
• #1 on Canadian folk radio (earshot!) / #17 NACC Folk Chart in the U.S.
• Widespread CBC airplay including Radio 1 Song of the Week and Fresh Air features
• 2019 release GETAWAY supported by 100+ tour dates and festivals across Canada / U.S.
HONOURS & AWARDS
• Winner, English Songwriter of the Year - Canadian Folk Music Awards (2020)
• Winner, Recording Artist of the Year - Folk Music Ontario Awards (2020)
• Nominee, Contemporary Album of the Year - Canadian Folk Music Awards (2020)
• Winner, New Folk Competition - Grassy Hill / Kerrville Folk Festival (2020)
• Finalist, No Depression Singer-Songwriter Award (2019)
• Winner, Contemporary Album of the Year - Canadian Folk Music Awards (2017)
• Nominee, Contemporary Singer of the Year - Canadian Folk Music Awards (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 (MI)|
|• 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