Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock: Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs. Her albums have won two Canadian Folk Music Awards, English Songwriter of the Year (2020) and Contemporary Album of the Year (2017), reaching #1 on Canadian folk radio and over 16 million Spotify streams. Lapell tours widely across Canada, the U.S. and Europe, performing on vocals, piano, harmonica and finger style guitar. She's appeared at festivals including Pop Montreal, Mariposa Folk Festival, Americanafest, FreshGrass and Folk On The Rocks, among many others. Stolen Time, Lapell’s ambitious third album, was released April 2022 on Outside Music.
“With Stolen Time, Lapell mines traditional approaches while drawing discerningly from the contemporary folk, rock, and country playbooks... Understated yet seductive."
— No Depression
“If you're into classic folk like Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny, you should check out this gorgeous new album."
— Brooklyn Vegan
“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 16 million streams on Spotify
• #1 on Canadian folk radio (earshot!) / #17 NACC Folk Chart in the U.S.
• Extensive CBC airplay including CBC q, 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)
• 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)
• Winner, Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award from the Ontario Arts Council (2016)
|• South by Southwest (2022)||• Edmonton Folk Festival (2022)|
|• Treefort Music Fest (2022)||• Kerrville Folk Festival (2021)|
|• Americanafest (2019)||• Folk Alliance International (2019)|
|• Freshgrass Festival (MA)||• Pop Montreal|
|• South Country Fair (AB)||• Islands Folk Festival (BC)|
|• Dead of Winter (NS)||• Tiny Lights (BC)|
|• Vancouver Island Music Fest||• Mariposa Folk Festival|
|• Folk on the Rocks (NT)||• Northern Lights Festival Boreal (MI)|
live performance videos
HALFWAY TO MEXICO [Full Band] ~ Live at the Burdock
DOWN BY THE WATER ~ Official Video