Greetings!

I am a Singer-Songwriter from Alberta Canada.  My musical style ranges from Acoustic Folk to what might be defined as Bluegrass influenced Alternative Country.   

A friend once described my singing voice as sounding like a "love child" between Joni Mitchell and Rosanne Cash.   Others have said my voice reminds them of Kate Wolf.    I am not sure I would know who to compare my stylings to, or who I might sound like,  however,   I am extremely honoured to have been musically described in reference to any of these amazing and iconic artists. I am essentially a self taught musician and songwriter, but in having admired a number of  artists over the years, I am fairly certain that I have been both  inspired and influenced by several of them. 

I typically write about what I observe in the world around me; from the person just trying to make a living, to songs about my concern for the Natural World. Some songs could be described as stories and others perhaps as contemporary "Protest" songs.  With respect to the latter,  I believe Music and Art are languages that all humans can understand and if my music manages to "speak" to people, then I am  glad to have begun a conversation. 

I have been singing, playing guitar and "making up" songs since I was a kid, but have really only stepped on to the stage within the last few years. This has included performing with a group of very talented musicians; Jack Loree on Dobro,  Banjo,  Guitar and Harmony Vocals,   Norm Rooke on Upright Bass and Harmony Vocals, Kristen McMullen on Fiddle and Harmony Vocals and Jim McLennan on Fingerstyle Guitar.  It should be noted that the exceptionally talented multi- instrumentalist Jack Loree contributed significantly as both a  lead musician and the producer of "Fledgling", and with impeccable skill and intuition as a fine musician, singer songwriter and performer  Mr. Norm Rooke  graciously provided a constant and steady hand in this recording adventure. 

I look forward to meeting you at my concerts or  if you just want to send an email to say hello, simply click the "Contact" button above.     

Love and Good Wishes,  

Berna-Dean