Liona Boyd‘s ongoing musical story continues with her new album Once Upon A Time — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Canada’s First Lady Of The Guitar is out to captivate music lovers worldwide once again with her latest album, an enchanting musical journey that represents a five-year creative voyage, offering listeners a realm of nostalgia, beauty, and timeless imagination.
A fusion of influences and experiences that have shaped her musical world went into Once Upon A Time. Inspired by a Schubert nocturne heard in a European château and influenced by the iconic Enya, her compositions are born from contemplative moments during solo walks in Palm Beach. Notably, the legendary Vangelis played a pivotal role in inspiring this album, offering praise for Boyd’s melodies and production during a visit to his Paris home in 2019.
The album includes some reimagined works from Boyd’s earlier compositions, showcasing her artistic evolution and Peter Bond’s beautiful production. Once Upon A Time is also Boyd’s first release available in Dolby Atmos, providing a unique and immersive auditory experience.
The five-time Juno winner has enthralled millions with her romantic and unique brand of classical, folk and world music over a 45-year career. She has performed solo and orchestral concerts around the world, had TV specials, played for heads of state and recorded 30 albums. She has been given five honorary doctorates, The Order of Ontario and a Diamond Jubilee Medal, and is an Officer of The Order of Canada. She is a five-time winner of the Guitar Player Magazine poll for best classical guitarist, is a member of the Gallery of Greats, and was recently given a lifetime achievement award by the National Guitar Museum. She has written two best-selling memoirs and a children’s book.