Archive of 2012 September:


I’m in Toronto staying with friends a few blocks away from the studio where – starting Monday morning – we will be spending the next couple of weeks finishing up the tracking for More Than A Hero.

And while I’m ensconced in the depths of the recording process, I thought it would be neat to introduce to you some of the people who are the creative sparks behind the making of the album…

Here is the first interview in a new series on my blog. Introducing… Justina Smith! CLICK HERE to read the interview. Meet this lovely visual artist from Edmonton Alberta. She is painting original artwork for the cover of the new album!

Turn images on to see Justina Smith Paintings

And now you know where some of your money is going! Three beautiful pieces of commissioned, original art. So…
Jump In! Be a Backer! And support this awesome independent endeavor! There is still plenty of time to get involved and to pre-order your early-release copy of the album.

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Guess what? We made it past the three-thousand dollar mark! You guys are amazing!!! Keep it going, share the link


When Chris Koppers contacted me through my facebook page a couple of weeks ago asking if I would do an interview for his music blogzine Crankbox, you bet I said yes! I love going to Europe!

Read the interview here!

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“BC Rivers Day is a province-wide event, held every year on the last Sunday in September (Sept 23rd for 2012 in Prince George). Established in 1980 and coordinated by the Outdoor Recreation Council (ORC), it has been proclaimed by communities across BC and attracts over 75,000 people to more than 100 events each year.

The success of this event in BC has also recently led to the establishment of a “National Rivers Day” – and as part of the UN Water for Life Decade starting in 2005, a new “World Rivers Day” will be celebrated each September. This will use BC Rivers Day as a model and concurrent river-related events will take place in a number of different countries.”

Music on the Mainstage: noon to 4pm
Cheryl Bear
Karyn Ellis
Rosewood Diary

Come down to the park for the afternoon, and you’ll also find educational/informational booths, interactive activities and food vendors!

For more information about the event or about Rivers Day, visit or contact


“What happens when some of Canada’s leading singers and songwriters are inspired to compose and perform original songs from a recent work of fiction? You experience a once in a lifetime, late-night celebration of sound and story.Torn from the Pages is the brainchild of singer-songwriter-bestselling author, Dave Bidini, and in this Vancouver rendition of a Toronto tradition Timothy Taylor’s The Blue Light Project is the inspiration. From songs to essays, new narratives to tone poems, Bidini and his outstanding line-up of musicians and writers will delight with eight new pieces provoked by Taylor’s epic work of terrorism, media and sport.”

With Authors: Dave Bidini, Grant Lawrence, Zsuzsi Gartner, Colin Browne, Timothy Taylor and Musicians: Selina Martin, Veda Hille, Geoff Berner, Brendan McLeod, Karyn Ellis.

Learn more about the event and the festival:

Tickets can be purchased either online at, by phone though VancouverTix at 604.629.8849, or in person at the Festival box office at 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island, M-F 10am-4pm and Sat 12 noon -4pm.


Karyn’s itinerary is shaping up for her second tour of Europe this fall!
November and December 2012 ~

Fri Nov 23: BERLIN, DE
House Concert
All welcome! See the facebook event page for details…

Sat Nov 24: BERLIN, DE
Oslo Kaffebar
Eichendorffstrasse 13 / 10115 Berlin
+49 157 85206625

Mon Nov 26: POTSDAM, DE
Cafe´ Rückholz
Sellostraße 28 / 14471 Potsdam
0331 8871864

Tue Nov 27: NIJMEGEN, NL
Ramble on Tuesdays @ café Trianon with Eric Devries.
Berg- en Dalseweg 33 / 6522 BA
See the facebook event page for details…

Wishful Music Concert with Rebecca Sier.
Middenstraat 14 / 9724 Groningen
Reserve tickets!
Visit the event page on Facebook

Private House Concert

Thu Dec 6: ZURICH, CH
Kurzgasse 4 / 8004 Zurich
+41 (0)78 771 13 46

*Please note the Ultrecht, NL show will not happen as advertised on Friday Dec 7th because Karyn will be in Switzerland at the time.

Sat Dec 8: USTER, CH
Private House Concert

Sun Dec 9: ZURICH, CH
Bar Rossi
Sihlhallenstrasse 3 / 8004 Zürich
043 243 80 25

Tue Dec 11: BASEL, CH
Zum goldenen fass
Hammerstrasse 108, 4057 Basel
061 693 34 00
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Wed Dec 12: ZURICH, CH
Kafi für Dich
Stauffacherstrasse 141 / 8004 Zürich – Aussersihl
043 317 91 60

Fri Dec 14: BIEL, CH
House Concert
Email for reservations, more info.

Sat Dec 15: SOLINGEN, DE – Tom Bombadil
Apologies to the fine folks at Tom Bombadil and Solingen, but we have had to cancel the show due to routing issues.

*New show added* – Sat Dec 15: DUSSELDORF, DE
Bar Zogel
Schirmerstraße 2 / 40211 Düsseldorf
+49 211/17838352


It may still be possible for Karyn to come play in your city on one of her open dates. Email Karyn at and we’ll see what we can do to arrange a show in your city!

UPDATE: Well folks, this tour is officially full! : ) But if you’d like Karyn to come to your city in an upcoming tour, email Karyn at and we’ll see what we can do to arrange a show in your city!


Look at these folks jumping in the old fashioned way to support the album! Thanks Liz & Neville, Amy M, Sheila & Ishwar, Amy I, … and the Molesisters (who also included those fabulous temporary tattoos and a $0.05 Canadian Tire bill in the envelope. Sweet!)

Image of Letters in the Mail in support of the new Karyn Ellis album out in spring 2013.

Of course there are lots of you who prefer computers to paper, and that’s awesome too! I’m not sure a screenshot from paypal would be all that attractive, but I am equally impressed by your generosity! You rock! :)

Visit my Jump In – Be a Backer! for details on how you can contribute to the new album via paypal, electronic email transfer… and of course, good ol’ pen,paper & post office!