For the first time, Canadian music stars Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman are set to share the stage, performing together with selections from their personal musical libraries. A Musical Evening with Sarah Slean and Hawksley Workman tour will commence on February 27, 2020, and is described to be filled with unforgettable music, soaring voices, and plenty of storytelling from their 20 years of friendship. Prior to the tour, the duo is slated to release an EP of newly recorded material, including a brand new single written by Slean and Workman called “Wound You.”
Created by two of Canada’s most original musical voices, “Wound You” is about taking life’s inevitable difficulty in stride and greeting it without resistance. It suggests that the world is meant to break us, and perhaps this is even the aim or necessary lesson of the earth experience. The lyrics conclude that our brokenness is our strength. That it is not just the defining feature of our humanity, but also the key to the evolution of our consciousness.
For the new EP, Slean and Workman said they collaborated like two old eccentric midwives… they talked for hours, absorbed and wrangled each other’s energy, took the temperature of the other’s soul and then got to work with tools and potions gathered from 20 years of music-making and thinking about music-making. It’s part creative fireworks, part intellectual sparring match, part seance, part sibling spat. In some incarnation, these two surely shared a womb. Stay tuned for more info on the new EP!
Nine upcoming tour dates have been scheduled, and depending on the success of the tour with these two amazing artists, more dates could be added in the future.
February 27, 2020 – Markham, ON – Markham Theatre for Performing Arts
February 28, 2020 – Brampton, ON – Rose Studio Theatre
February 29, 2020 – North Bay, ON – Capitol Centre
March 1, 2020 – Guelph, ON – River Run Centre
March 4, 2020 – St. Catharines, ON – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
March 6, 2020 – Huntsville, ON – Algonquin Theatre
March 7, 2020 – Meaford, ON – Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
March 13, 2020 – Ottawa, ON – Shenkman Hall
March 14, 2020 – Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.