ERIKAHAT2016 (Small)Erika Kulnys opens hearts with her powerful voice and poetic songwriting. Her writing has been compared to Suzanne Vega and Joni Mitchell and her album Rise Up was Top Ten in Canada on Folk/Roots Charts. Erika’s music is interested in deconstructing the other, inspiring transformation and being true to ourselves and our planet. Erika has won many awards for her songwriting including a Music Nova Scotia award, a $25,000 Watson Fellowship to study social justice music in seven countries and the 2016 Canadian Voice of Women for Peace’s Youth Award for working towards a more peaceful culture through the arts. Erika has played Festivals such as the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, The World Social Forum and Kingsville Folk Music Festival and is heard on radio internationally including on CBC’s As it Happens, NPR, Sirius XM and BBC. 2019 found her touring the UK, Ireland, Germany, Scandinavia, Canada, and the US and recording with producer Chris Birkett (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sinead O’Connor, Peter Gabriel). Her music, rooted in the maritime tradition of storytelling through song, has international influences, and speaks to people across cultures. Every performance Erika gives comes straight from the heart with grace and unparalleled passion. “By possessing the ingenious intellect and activist zeal of Ani DiFranco combined with the poetic skepticism of Leonard Cohen Kulnys is artfully cementing her place in the history books of artistic heroes of our time.” – Shannon Webb-Campbell (The Coast, NS) “Erika’s vocal expression is matched by her ability to write lyrics that are equally capable of making you feel warm and fuzzy rip at your heart or make take stock and think hard.” -Folkwords UK. https://youtube.com/erikakulnys Subscribe to Erika’s newsletter.