Photo Credit: Orest Dorosh
The powerful story of Angelina Napolitano is the fuel behind Toronto’s Skye Wallace’s upcoming single, “Swing Batter.”
Scheduled for release on International Women’s Day (March 8) in support of Sistering, a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women in Toronto, Wallace will also debut the song at a show at Toronto’s Array Music.
The story behind “Swing Batter” stems from the 1911 trail of Angelina Napolitano in Sault Ste Marie, ON. After years of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband, a pregnant Napolitano attacked and killed her husband with an axe. Originally sentenced to death following the birth of her child, the story attracted an international response from early feminist groups arguing Napolitano acted in self-defence. Napolitano’s sentence was later lessened to life in prison.
The classically-trained Skye Wallace and her unique blend of punk and folk will be on tour throughout Ontario following the release of “Swing Batter” on March 8.
March 7 Orillia, ON drkrm Studio & Gallery
March 8 Toronto, ON Array Music, International Women’s Day Show
March 9 London, ON London Bicycle Cafe
March 10 Sarnia, ON Refined Fool Brewing
March 11 Windsor, ON Dr. Disc (1PM)
March 11 Windsor, ON Phog Lounge
March 12 Collingwood, ON Crow (w/Danny Michel)
March 14 Whitby, ON Whitby Curling Club (w/The Blank Ends)
March 16 Ottawa, ON The Record Centre (2PM)
March 16 Montreal, QC The BOG (w/Beach Glass & Eva Foote)
March 17 Burnstown, ON Neat Café
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.