Leona Burkey
Leona Burkey - Don't Be Gone Too Long
Region: Nova Scotia
Genre: Americana, Folk, Roots, Singer-Songwriter

Leona Burkey grew up in the tiny fishing village of L’Ardoise, Cape Breton and is known as “the singer” in those parts since the age of 8 or so after a lucky solo in the christmas choir. Her enigmatic voice, singular style and seasoned authenticity are shored up by a deep body of work that traces the meandering path of a songwriter hitting her stride with a splash of Cape Breton story song delight. Her latest release, the ‘accidental” pandemic record SITTING TIGHT is loose like acadian driftwood, chock full of folk rock fortitude and a fitting soundtrack for extraordinary times. “Sitting Tight” (2021), nominated for Music NS’ Americana Recording of the Year (2021) and ECMA Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year (2022) builds on earlier releases “The Margaret Marie EP” (2013) and “Wave Theory” (2015).

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