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Edmonton singer/songwriter Andrea Nixon has partnered with Project Wild and the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters to coordinate a charity campaign aimed at raising both money and awareness for families affected by violence.
The #SirenStories Tour grew out of the song "Waiting For Sirens" from Nixon's latest album, Diary Of A Housewife. As a teacher, she has worked on the frontline with children in violent homes and wrote the song as a means of coping with the helplessness she felt trying to provide them with hope for a brighter future.
Nixon has confirmed 10 emergency shelters visits and various performances in support of the cause around Alberta in August and September, prior to which time she will also produce a video series that will give a chance for frontline workers and survivors to tell their stories. Funds raised through the sale of custom designed merchandise, as well as direct donations, will go towards necessities for families in shelter.
More About Andrea Nixon
In a world that seems to get more complicated each day, Andrea Nixon’s music provides a refreshing remedy through its honest simplicity. The title of her debut album, Diary Of A Housewife, suggests only part of the story though.
Yes, the 11-song collection documents Nixon’s rise as a critically acclaimed independent singer/songwriter, while balancing the demands of managing a family at the same time. But the universally relatable stories that provide the foundation of Diary Of A Housewife leave no stone unturned in exploring the landscape of heartache, angst, joy and humour with eyes wide open and heart in hand.
In many respects, Nixon is following in the footsteps of trailblazing female artists like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton by bravely revealing herself through her music. In other respects, Diary Of A Housewife is strikingly modern, seamlessly combining traditional country elements with, at key moments, rough-edged pop and rock. Tying it all together is Nixon’s irresistible, unaffected voice, capable of raging at an ex-lover on “You Didn’t Make Me” and expressing deep sorrow on “Waiting For Sirens,” while exuding pure charm on “Million Miles Away” and conveying an audible wink on the playful “Song Without A Name,” her latest radio single.
The track’s underlying message is to find the courage to be exactly who you are, something Nixon has never shied away from as a self-described “sensitive scrapper” with a tireless work ethic. Along with recently earning an Edmonton Music Award nomination as an Artist To Watch, she is also a 2017 finalist in the Project Wild Artist Development Program, a partnership between Alberta Music and Calgary's Peak 95.3 aimed at launching the careers of Alberta's next generation of country stars.
Access Andrea Nixon's EPK Here
Listen to Diary of a Housewife on Soundcloud Here