Short Bio

If you combined the honesty of Emmylou Harris,  the pathos of Leonard Cohen, and the grit of Joan Jett you'd get Lori Yates.  She is an award-winning singer/songwriter based out of Hamilton, OntarioHer artistic practice involves writing/performing/teaching in the alternative roots/vein, of which she is considered a "pioneer of the genre." Her work has a cinematic, poetic quality conveying an emotional landscape with themes of loss 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; Sunday Drunks.