46th annual DCMF: July 19-21, 2024!
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Dawson City Music Festival

2018 Songwriter in Residence: Skye Wallace

Just in case you missed it – we are so excited that our Songwriter in Residence Committee selected Skye Wallace as DCMF’s 2018 Resident!

Skye Wallace is what happens when a classically trained singer discovers punk rock in their youth.  Hailed coast to coast as a “national treasure” (Sad Mag), Skye Wallace is based out of Toronto, Ontario. Her voice and sound is a force to be reckoned with. Her most recent album Something Wicked, produced by Jim Bryson, was listed as one of Vancouver Weekly’s Best Albums of 2016 and CBC’s  Top 8 Albums You Need To Hear This Month. Dubbed by CBC’s Stephen Quinn a “kick ass record”, Something Wicked will “burn you to the ground” (Vice/Noisey)!

Skye will spend the month of January in the historic Macaulay Residence house researching, collaborating and writing for a double EP to be released in 2018.  The EP will chronical stories gathered during residencies in very different, remote corners of Canada. Skye plans to connect and collaborate with the community through a workshop and open discussions on “storytelling within songwriting”, and is excited to get involved with local community radio station cfyt – the Spirit of Dawson.