Peterborough is known as the gateway to Ontario’s cottage country. Southwest of the city lies the town of Millbrook where several big-name motion pictures have been filmed and where 3-time JUNO-winning recording artist Serena Ryder grew up. Cottage culture is so ingrained into her blood, as ranches are to Albertans, that she installed cedar panels into her Toronto garage converting it into a recording studio and calling it “the cottage”. Ryder’s debut release appeared in 1999, and she has been churning out EPs and LPs since then. Her first JUNO came in 2008 for New Artist of the Year. Her best-known hit to date is perhaps “Weak in the Knees”, a gold single. Two of her albums have gone gold as well, one of which, Is It OK, won the JUNO in 2009 for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Her 3rd JUNO was Video of the Year in 2010 for “Little Bit of Red”. Serena has just released her latest work, Harmony. Lead single, “Stompa”, has already appeared on the Hot 100. The new album showcases a more boot-stomping, joyful approach than her previous introspective folk.
Serena Ryder’s Official Website Harmony on iTunes