Each month we’ll feature a video from one of Guelph’s musical community members. If you’re a musician and have a video you’d like us to feature, please send a YouTube link our way along with a short bio.
Spring is here. The mud is everywhere, the days are getting longer, the robins have returned, the buds will soon bud, and new life will be all around us. Shannon Kingsbury sings a more sombre take on the changing season in today’s featured video. It’s a beautiful song with which many of us might find a certain kinship these days. We’re reminded that various occasions can affect people in very different ways, and that the beauty of art can capture any number of those sentiments. Shannon’s “Spring Song” does just that.
Singer-Songwriter and Harpist Shannon Kingsbury is a passionate member of Guelph Canada’s vibrant arts scene. As performer and composer she has collaborated with renowned artists across various disciplines and genres in site-specific, multi-disciplinary and conventional performances. Kingsbury's vibrant live shows have been presented at theatres, festivals and intimate venues including: Hillside Festival, Guelph Jazz Festival & Nuit Blanche, River Run Centre, Guelph Dance Festival and numerous galleries and museums across Ontario.
You can find more information on Shannon’s website, including her work as a music instructor and as part of Ondine Chorus. You can find music from both Shannon Kingsbury and Ondine Chorus on Bandcamp, and wouldn’t you know it, Bandcamp’s commitment to artists continues in April as they forego their share of artist sales on the first Friday of the month again. Please support your favourite local musicians by visiting their Bandcamp pages on April 2nd.
Wishing everyone well as the season changes, here’s Shannon Kingsbury’s “Spring Song”.