In 2012, Dear Sister appeared in
This folk and roots trio has one foot in Montreal and the other in Toronto, but that doesn’t stop them from congregating to play great shows. They’ve played everything from the Winnipeg Folk Festival to a packed room in Toronto’s iconic Cameron House. Raven Sheilds and Bri Salmena write the songs and play guitar, and Aaron Comeau backs them up with all the other instruments. They have a self-titled first record, which is selling nicely through independent channels, and they hope to re-release it soon on a label. The video of their song, Roster, coupled with Nina Simone's, Be My Husband, is also getting lots of attention.
ARTIST WEBSITE: www.myspace.com/thebackporchsingers
Dear Sister is a three-piece band that plays folk and roots music. Raven and Bri sing, write songs, and play guitar, while Comeau nods approvingly, playing all the other instruments. He also tries to sing harmony sometimes and mostly fails. Bri and Raven have been known to try their hand at banjo and mandolin with great success.
The geographical divide between Montreal and Toronto restrains Dear Sister from playing many shows (Bri lives in Montreal), but in the past we have graced the stages of the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble. We recently played to a packed house in the historic Cameron House front room.
Over a year ago we got together and recorded a bunch of bed tracks. Then Comeau dropped out of university, and six months later a record came to fruition. We've sold 300 copies independently since then. You can find it at http://dearsister.bandcamp.com. We also made a music video of our song "Rooster" coupled with Nina Simone's "Be My Husband," which you can find on our Youtube page.
We're currently meeting with some folks about re-releasing our first record on a label and touring in support of it.