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HUNG ME DRY

 
 
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Kaleigh Watts is a Canadian musician and songwriter, born a songbird of the wild, water, and woods. Her alto singing voice has been described as raw and hauntingly beautiful, which perfectly complements her rhythmic fingerpicking on acoustic guitar and her old soul as a lyricist. Watts captures listeners with her intimate musicality, nostalgic melodies on her vintage würiltzer electric piano, and on-stage performance charisma. When joined by her band, Watts debuts an elevated sound with lush arrangements of bowed bass and subtle drums that project warmth and juxtapose with her somber lyrical themes.

 
 
 
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Hung Me Dry

“Hung Me Dry” is a collection of songs composed during and inspired by Watts’ five years living in the city of Ottawa; an emotional and evocative art piece that illustrates Watts’ longing for relief amid the solitude and darkness of a city.

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Smoke Lake

The majority of this album was recorded without electricity in Watts' family cabin on Smoke Lake, Algonquin Park. It features voice, organic textures, and field recordings of Smoke Lake's soundscape.

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Ophelia

"Ophelia" is an ode to William Shakespeare's imagery, and to the eerie and ethereal nature of his character Ophelia.

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NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

'Hung Me Dry' Album Release Tour 2017 - Ottawa, ON / Montreal, QC / Wakefield, QC

City of Om Yoga Festival 2017

'Mother Effort' Tour 2016 with The Most Loyal - Ottawa, ON / Toronto, ON / Fredericton, NB

Cityfolk Festival 2015

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest 2015

'Smoke Lake' Album Release Show 2014 @ The National Arts Centre - Ottawa, ON

The Blacksheep Inn 2014 with Lynn Miles - Wakefield, QC

The Spill 2013 - Peterborough, ON

Zaphod's Beeblebrox 2012 with Kalle Mattson - Ottawa, ON

 
 
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