Liona Boyd spells it out with the help of Amanada Martinez in her Latin-flavoured single and video L.O.V.E. — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
In a song celebrating romance, the Juno-winning First Lady Of The Classical Guitar presents the title track to her forthcoming 2022 album L.O.V.E. — and the second of seven Latin-themed pieces Boyd and her longtime producer Peter Bond have recorded recently.
“Since living in Mexico as a teenager, I’ve always felt an attraction to the catchy Latin rhythms,” Boyd shares. And she’s not alone. Touted as one of the great new voices in Spanish-language Latin music, Amanda Martinez returns to Boyd’s side as a feature on the song. The two inimitable artists and friends also recently joined forces to release the song Happy New Year in late 2020.
Recipient of both the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, Boyd is the winner of five Juno awards, five Guitar Player Magazine Classical Guitar Musician of the Year awards, the Vanier Award, the Women Who Make A Difference award, and Artist of the Year and Honorary Mayor of San Antonio, Texas — plus four honorary doctorate of law degrees and an honorary doctorate of music.
She has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Guitar Museum, joining B.B. King, Glen Campbell, Bonnie Raitt and more, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition, and an induction into Guitar Player Magazine’s Gallery of Greats.
Since the beginning of her career in 1974, Boyd has released 28 albums. She has upwards of 16 million streams across platforms, and her holiday special A Winter Fantasy continues to be televised annual across the United States and Canada. She has appeared in countless outlets around the world, and collaborated with the likes of Sir Andrew Davis, Yo Yo Ma, Eric Clapton, Gordon Lightfoot, Tracy Chapman, Ronnie Hawkins and Olivia Newton-John, to name a few. The author of two books, No Remedy For Love and In My Own Key, Boyd is also a dedicated philanthropist and activist for a lengthy selection of charities close to her heart.