Alicia Toner is an Americana singer, songwriter from the East Coast of Canada. A unique sound that brings her folk roots into a pop/rock fusion sets her apart, but it is her earnest and heartfelt songwriting that captures audiences, elevated by her incredibly moving, emotive voice.
Growing up in New Brunswick, Toner was surrounded by music and grew up under the influence of her grandmother’s and uncle’s musical tastes (John Prine, Jim Croce, Gordan Lightfoot). She was classically trained on the violin and spent many years with the prestigious New Brunswick Youth Orchestra with whom she played Carnegie Hall. She continued on to study theatre in Toronto and spent 10 years in a successful acting career including shows produced by Mirvish Productions and Soulpepper Theatre.
Her latest album, “Joan” was released in June 2021 and it marks the arrival of a truly remarkable artist. Nominated for two East Coast Music Awards (Rising Star and Solo Recording of the Year) , 7 Music PEI Awards (Winning Solo Recording of the Year) and winning Solo Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, “Joan” is full of hooks, masterful vocals, compelling lyrics and top notch production. It is a collection of songs that demands your attention.