Curve Lake First Nation’s multi award winning singer and songwriter Missy Knott, is known for her heart, passion, creative mind, high quality raspy soul filled vocals & bare foot confidence.She reminds me of Loretta Lynn. Much like Loretta, Missy feels strongly regarding family and being a devoted mother. As you can see in this shot, 2 year old Lyrik loves being with mom while she sings, and maybe just maybe, someday we will hear her creativity; moreover, just look at how she is intrigued with the microphone and actually tried to sing like mom during her sound check. Then there is music! Not a day goes by that music isn’t key in her day in some way. These dominant passions (family, love and music) are ways of life for Missy and truly guide her. Missy has been quickly climbing that ladder of success during her decade long career, that began at the age of 17. Accolade after accolade have poured in over the years, as she is one of the most dedicated and determined artists I know, who is never idle, always singing, writing, recording, hosting, mentoring and educating on Indigenous Arts & Culture, supporting the youth, community and aspiring artists. Always eager to surprise her fans with something new, refreshing and never seizing to amaze while achieving what most could only dream of. 2017 is no different! From releasing her Nashville recorded EP My Sister’s Heart to her legions of fans in her home of Peterborough on February 17, 2017, to honorably performing The Royal Ontario Museum for Anishinaabeg: Art and Power, a celebration of beauty, power & passion of Indigenous art June 13th, to performing this years APTN’s largest celebration of National Aboriginal Day in Canadian history on June 21st in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to rocking the sold out 600 seat Canada’s Table at The ROM on August 15th, to appearing for the 1st time on The Havelock Country Jamboree world famous twin stage August 18th, to hosting her 28th Annual Sparkle Celebration featuring her Producer & friend Crystal Shawanda, #1 Billboard Country-Blues Recording Artist from Nashville as the headliner on the September 15th event which celebrated local Indigenous artists from Nogojiwanong, also, it welcomed in The Curve Lake First Nation’s Pow Wow weekend.
October 2nd, Missy Knott also entertained the outdoor crowds at her showcase opening for Mimi O’Bonsawin, right here in downtown Toronto at the world renowned hot spot, famous Yonge and Dundas Square.
This was the last one for this year’s 2 Lunch Time Live Series, that occurs in Spring and Fall. Was a beautiful sunshiny fall day as she belted her hits accompanied by the love of her life, Dean James. They performed some of her greatest hits like the title song from her 5th collection of masterpieces entitled My Sister’s Heart, which was recorded in Nashville and produced by Billboard & Juno winning Crystal Shawanda at Newsun Records; consequently, Crystal was nominated for a 2017 Indigenous Music Award for Best Producer/Engineer for Missy’s ‘ My Sister’s Heart’. Next she introduced Erica’s song which was co-written with her sister from her 2009 debut album No Reason At All, One Last Touch followed from her EP A Love Affair. She blended in covers, 1 by Sara Evans entitled Better Off, and 2nd was an intimate version all their own of You Are My Sunshine – these songs have strong meaning in her soul and are crowd favorites where ever she projects. Last original shone light on Dean James (an award-winning singer-songwriter & Nashville recording Artist), as they both performed a duet of Missy’s and this song pretty much defines how I see her career and musical success, TAMELESS.
These are just a few of the many exciting things that has kept Missy moving in the right musical direction in 2017 and the year is not over yet, so stay tuned. This just in, Missy is also hosting along side her partner Dean James, a Songwriter Syzygy work shop and showcase held on the 1st Wednesday each month @ The Spill-next up November 1st & December 6th AND Missy HOSTS Nashville Night every Friday at Social Pub.
Also, Missy is proud to be on the caring team for Peterborough Native Learning Program where they offer FREE Literacy programs for adults with a mission “ to provide the opportunity to both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people, New Canadians along with their families to improve communication, numeracy, and computer skills needed for success in further education & training, employment, or greater independence in life.” stop in or take a peak at http://pnlp.org
FEEL FREE to stay in tune with Missy Knott at www.missyknott.com