Fara Palmer

Portrait of Fara Palmer

A 'Canadian' of mixed Aboriginal and European descent, Fara Palmer was born with a love of music! At the age of 12, she sang to her very first large audience at an outdoor concert with headliner Buffy Ste. Marie. Since then she has emerged as a powerhouse vocalist, a heart and soul inspired songwriter, and multi-award winning chantuese.


Ancestries:
Languages: English
Genre: Folk

Albums

Album Cover
Phoenix [nominated: 2007]
mp3 clipMetis Girl (758.2K)
mp3 clipWhere Can My Man Be (1.4M)
mp3 clipLittle Girl (1.4M)
mp3 clipWhere Can My Man Be? (1.4M)
mp3 clipPoor Me (1.4M)

Awards, Nominations & Submissions

2009Single of the YearMetis GirlSubmission
2009Best Folk / Acoustic CDPhoenixSubmission
2008Best Producer/EngineerNominee
2008Best Folk / Acoustic CDPhoenixSubmission
2008Aboriginal Entertainer of the YearMissing AlbumSubmission
2008Best SongwriterSubmission
2008Single of the YearMetis GirlSubmission
2007Best Album Cover DesignPhoenixNominee
2007Aboriginal Entertainer of the YearMissing AlbumSubmission
2007Best Producer/EngineerSubmission
2007Best SongwriterSubmission
2007Single of the YearMetis GirlSubmission

Biography

A 'Canadian' of mixed Aboriginal and European descent, Fara Palmer was born with a love of music! At the age of 12, she sang to her very first large audience at an outdoor concert with headliner Buffy Ste. Marie. Since then she has emerged as a powerhouse vocalist, a heart and soul inspired songwriter, and multi-award winning chantuese.

Fara is a lover of all musical genres and boldly strives to create songs that incorporate her eclectic taste in music. The result is a tapestry of sound that is Pop-based, but is inter-woven with elements of r&b/folk/and rock. Her first two albums entitled "This Is My World" and "Prettybrown" were nominated for Canadian Juno Awards, as well as for Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards and went on to win in categories of "Best Song Of The Year" and "Female Artist Of The Year" at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. One of her songs on the Prettybrown album, "I'll make it up to you", placed in the top ten for the worldwide John Lennon Songwriting contest in the category of R&B.

Fara has performed for audiences across North America and has shared the stage with artists and friends such as: Susan Aglukark, Willie Dunn, Buffy Ste. Marie, Leela Gilday, Sandy Scofield, Shania Twain, Sarah McLoughlin, Jann Arden, Ray Charles, Chantal Krevuisit, Charlie Byrd, Diggin Roots, George Leach, Hootie & The Blowfish, Prairie Oyster and many other talented musicians and performers.

In 2000/01 she appeared on the Juno Awards as a presentor for "Best Country Female Vocalist"- an honour that went to Shania Twain, co-hosted the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards with Derek Miller, shot her 3rd music video for the 'Prettybrown' cd, appeared on numerous televised music and entertainment specials, presented workshops, promoted and toured her second album "Prettybrown", and learned she was pregnant with her first child. Upon discovering she was about to become a mother, Fara took some time off of her career to raise a family.

In the summer of 2007, Fara Palmer resurfaced with a new album entitled "Phoenix". While recording "Phoenix", Fara chose to do something a little different from her previous two albums. A free spirit by nature, Fara came to the conclusion that she would NOT decide on a specific "sound" or genre for the cd, but instead would let the music be determined by the songs themselves. The artistic freedom of allowing the lyrical content to dictate the musical arrangement/sound created quite an eclectic cd. You will hear songs of empowerment, self-acceptance, joy, anger, loss, and humour. As with each of Fara's cds, there are 1 or 2 songs dealing with Aboriginal content that are meant to educate listeners of Aboriginal issues and historical events. Due to its eclectic equation, "Phoenix" emerges as a cd that is a 'must-listen' from beginning to end!!

Edgy, fun, and colourful: Fara has reached deep into her soul to bring you a collection of songs which are meant to take you, the listener, on a journey. She hopes you bust a gut laughing, cry, rage, rock out, feel the fires of inspiration, and most of all enjoy!! Delving fearlessly into social/personal issues that are a part of today's reality, Fara uses her voice and her lyrics as a catalyst for positive change and self-awareness.

She dedicates this new album to her brother Gabriel, who was murdered in 2002 and chose to call the album Phoenix because of the symbolic nature of the Phoenix bird. When a Phoenix dies, it is engulfed in flames and is reborn through its ashes. Fara relates the grieving, recovering, and healing process that she and her family went through to the life cycle of the Phoenix. In a way, her family has risen from the ashes of the loss of their beloved Gabriel, and been reborn.

Fara was recently honoured with a Juno nomination for her cd: PHOENIX! That's 3 Cd's, 3 Juno nods. And on top of that, Fara just learned that she has won a FAITA AWARD(based out of L.A.) for "Outstanding Musical Achievement In A Contemporary Field"! What a nice way to welcome Ms. Palmer back to the music scene!! So far, 2008 promises to be a momentous year for the lovely and talented Fara Palmer.