Lori Yates is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in Hamilton, Ontario. Her artistic practice involves writing/performing/teaching in the alternative country/roots vein, of which she is a "pioneer of the genre." Her work has a cinematic, poetic quality conveying a vast emotional landscape with themes of loss, hope, and redemption. She is in her fourth decade of music. She is currently finishing her latest cd tentatively named "Queen of E minor" at Blue Rodeo's Woodshed Studio, Toronto, and writing her memoir.