TRURO – Charlottetown native Christine Campbell is bringing her energy to the stage at the Split Crow this week.
Now living in Halifax, Campbell was nominated for the 2013 Music Nova Scotia New Artist of the Year and she’s set to perform at the Truro pub at 9 p.m. Friday.
She moved to Halifax seven years ago and formed the heavy rock band Molotov Cocktail, which quickly morphed into Stone Mary, a band that won the Best Loud album award at the 2011 Nova Scotia Music Week.
Throughout the years, Campbell has been writing songs that haven't quite found a place in her hard rock outfits but the songs now have a home on her debut self-titled solo CD, which showcases her bluesy, country roots, and creates a more intimate, stripped down experience for her audience.
She still rips a strong lead, but now does so on an acoustic guitar, dialing it back to play sweeter melodies with intricate picking.
She has recently received standing ovations as the opener for Chantal Kreviazuk at Casino N.B., and at her sets at the Stan Roger’s Folk Festival and the Dutch Mason Blues
Festival. She sold out CD releases in three Atlantic Provinces and has also opened for Bif Naked. She has performed onstage with Tom Wilson, Matt Anderson, Charlie A’Court, Carson Downey and Garrett Mason.
For more information on Campbell, visit christinecampbellmusic.ca. For more information on the Split Crow performance, call the Split Crow at 843-4320.