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Fri, Aug 02


Yellowhouse Art Centre

Song Writing Workshop with Sarah Jane Scouten

SARAH JANE SCOUTEN | Four-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee | International Folk Music Award nominee | Western Canadian Music Award nominee

Song Writing Workshop with Sarah Jane Scouten
Song Writing Workshop with Sarah Jane Scouten

Time & Location

Aug 02, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Yellowhouse Art Centre, 2517 Sturdies Bay Rd, Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0, Canada

About the event

Songwriting workshop with youth + adults on Friday August 2, 2pm - 4pm 

 Sarah Jane Scouten, A folk/Americana artist from Bowen Island currently living in Scotland. She is touring in support of her new album Turned to Gold just out on Light Organ Records. Sarah Jane Scouten’s upcoming fifth album Turned to Gold (Light Organ Records) is a road trip album, drawing on Tom Petty, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Christine McVie. Opening up the record, “Wanderlust” is a highway dream. “Wilder When I Was With You”, with its irresistible chorus, was co-written with Samantha Parton (BeGood Tanyas). “Rose and Carnations” is a tribute to John Prine and “The Great Unknown” reveals a family experience of medical assistance in dying (MAID). For the title track “Turned to Gold”, Sarah Jane revisits the impact of the sudden loss of her biological mother, exploring the theme of alchemical transmutation. Made in a heatwave in Vancouver, she collaborated with producer Johnny Payne (The Shilohs), Matt Kelly on keys and guitars (City and Colour), Leon Power on drums (Frazey Ford) and James McEleney on bass (Andrew Collins Trio).

Sarah Jane Scouten has been nominated for 4 Canadian Folk Music Awards, a Western Canadian Music Award and an International Folk Music Award. She has performed at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, MerleFest, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, Dranouter Festival, Maverick Americana Music Festival and more. She has opened for Corb Lund, William Prince, Ron Sexsmith, The Sadies and shared the stage with Martha Wainwright, The Strumbellas, Allison Russell, Martin Carthy, Mandolin Orange (Watchhouse) and more. According to CBC q’s Tom Power, "Stan Rogers was able to do it, Ron Hynes was able to do it, Kate McGarrigle was able to do it – and Sarah Jane Scouten is able to do it."

Watch short documentary "Wanderlust"

Listen to new album Turned to Gold

VIDEODUO Wilder When I Was With You - Live Video TRIO Acre of Shells - Live Video FULL BAND Every Song I Sing - Live Video


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