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 13 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. Getaway, Lapell’s ambitious third release, is out now 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 13 million streams on Spotify
• #1 on Canadian folk radio (earshot!) / #17 NACC Folk Chart in the U.S.
• Extensive 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)
• 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)|
|• Americanafest (2019)||• Folk Alliance International (2019)|
|• 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