2021 CONTEMPORARY ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Leela Gilday | | The JUNO Awards

JUNO Award-winner, 2020 Socan “Her” Music award recipient. If you’re from the North, Leela Gilday’s music is home. If you’ve never been, it will take you there. Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, she writes about the people and the land that created her. The power in her voice conveys the depth of her feelings of love and life in a rugged environment and vibrant culture, as if it comes straight from that earth. Her band combines seamless vocal harmonies, driving rhythms echoing the Dene drum, and beautiful stories that connect to her audiences. Leela’s passionate, carefully crafted fifth album “North Star Calling” is intimate and powerful.