It may be a day late but hey let’s keep on celebrating women anyway. Our playlist this week features a lot of great music from a lot of very talented Canadian women. Most of the tracks are from solo female artists but many are from bands with a strong female lead singer and a couple are instrumental tracks from female musicians.

“International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.”

I love what these talented women bring to the table and would love to see more women not only making music but working in the music industry. There has been a call for more gender parity on our stages at festivals as well. With all the talented women out there, it shouldn’t be too hard.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Canadian Women Working in Music is challenging Canadian music presenters to ‘Walk the Walk’ by pledging that they will produce or maintain gender parity in their lineups by 2020.



Searchlight Round 3 voting has begun and women are well represented on it. Jordana Talsky, Amanda Jackson Band and Sinzere are getting my votes so far. Eight out of the ten are on the playlist below. Check them out and vote for your favourites here.