Since earning an honourable mention for “Turn to Me” in an international songwriting competition in 2011, Desiree Dorion is leaving no emotion unchecked. Her fourth studio album, “Tough Street” attests to that.
“Tough Street” is a beautiful and humble homage to her upbringing and is her most personal and honest work yet. Desiree’s voice is captivating.
“Tough Street” compiles “darkly beautiful and introspective songs. Her first single from the album, “Whiskey Knows” was released to radio across Canada and reached #1 on the National Indigenous Music Countdown and landed in the Top 100 on the Canadian Country music charts. Desiree’s follow up single, “Like a Flower,” is currently climbing the Canadian Country music charts.
Come and hear for yourself on Feb. 9, when Dorion is scheduled to perform at the William Glesby Centre as part of its Coffee House concert series.
Desiree took home Best Country Album at the Indigenous Music Awards on in 2018, Indigenous Music Award and Western Canadian Music Award nominations in 2017, Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year – Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination and five nominations including a win as at the 2014 Manitoba Country Music Awards, a Juno nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year and nominations for WCMA Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards.
Dorion is part of a vibrant performance schedule at the William Glesby Centre.
On Jan. 26 Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane brought their flavour of roots music to the Glesby Centre as part of its mainstage program. Tentrees hails from Whitehorse while Haldane can brag part of his youth was flavoured by growing up in Portage la Prairie.