“She’s seductive, she’s hurtin’ and she can holler” – Roots Music
Following the release of her critically-acclaimed series of EPs, Toronto-based Meredith Shaw (www.meredithshaw.com) has released her “Better Than This” single on iTunes today via eOne Music Canada. Fans can purchase the modern country track at https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/better-than-this-single/id920846026.
Shaw’s country roots are deep, solid and legitimate. After sending her first demo to a Nashville producer at 14, she flew back and forth, with Nashville being the first place she ever made music in a studio. “And I know I have come back to this place very naturally,” Shaw explains. Every moment of putting these new songs together has felt right. I just feel very at ease and very at home.”
Meredith returns to Toronto after a successful country radio promo trip through Alberta and Saskatchewan, after performing at the Canadian Country Music Awards showcasing for the music industry and audiences alike.
The songs that will make up her debut country album will be produced by songwriter/producer Jeff Johnson. “Better Than This” was co-written with her longtime musical collaborator Patrick Ballantyne and Jeff Johnson, mixed by Scott Cooke, features Shane Hayes on bass, Shania Twain’s fiddle player Jason Mowery and Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason laying down lead guitar licks.
Shaw found success and critical acclaim with her debut album ‘Place Called Happy,’ produced by Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson. After being released in 2011, the album helped to establish her fresh approach to music as one to be reckoned with on the North American music scene.
Shaw’s music continues to find success, having spent many weeks on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart and being picked as “Song of the Week” on CBC Radio. Most recently, she was a nominee for NOW Magazine’s Top Female Vocalist 2014 alongside Serena Ryder, Feist and Emily Haines. In a true testament to her vocal powers and songwriting, she is nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Awards in the Adult Contemporary category.
Meredith is in the middle of her weekly Wednesdays residency throughout September at The Cameron House (408 Queen St W). Performances start at 6pm.
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