Leona Burkey

Leona Burkey has been keeping it pretty close to the floor in the Canadian music scene for some 20 years as a singer/songwriter, host and entertainer. Influenced by the story song tradition and roots music coming from her beloved Cape Breton, she has carried her guitar and notebook all around the country and back again gathering up an eclectic collection of dedicated fans along the way. Leona is known for spinning yarns and articulate guitar playing in her spontaneous and captivating live shows. Her debut EP release "The Margaret Marie EP" (2013) and her latest full length recording, "Wave Theory" (2014) capture the tension between her open blue-sky vocals and her subject matter perfectly - all wrapped up in the rootsy sounds of home and the long road back.