Ladies of the Canyon Band
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Ladies of the Canyon Band
Ladies of the Canyon
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2011 Burlington Music Festival
Background information
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Roots/Rock
Labels Warner Music Canada
Website[dead link]
Members Tara Martin
Maia Davies
Jasmine Bleile
Anna Ruddick
Senja Sargeant

Ladies of the Canyon is a Canadian band from Montreal, Quebec composed of Tara Martin, Maia Davies, Jasmine Bleile and Anna Ruddick. Their sound encompasses a melding of influences, such as roots, rock, country, and Americana. The group has released two albums.


Founded in 2005, Ladies of the Canyon began their career playing small venues in Montreal's popular Mile-End neighbourhood. At the time their music consisted mainly of "countrified" 1970s Californian soft-rock sound;[1] over time their musical style expanded to include classic folk and contemporary rock.[2]

The group released their first studio album, Haunted Woman, in 2010 through Kindling/Warner Music Canada.[3][4] In the three years following this release, Ladies of the Canyon appeared on stage with Broken Social Scene and The Dears, were nominated for a Canadian Country Music Association award. The band worked with producer Mark Howard to record their second album, Diamond Heart.[5] In 2012, during the recording of this album, Sargeant was replaced by drummer Tara Martin.[6]Diamond Heart was released in September, 2013.

In 2014 the Ladies of the Canyon toured with the Barenaked Ladies.[7]

Solo careers

Maia Davies has launched a solo career by releasing her debut French language album, He;ritage, using her mononym Maia (stylized as Maa).[8]


Studio albums

Title Album details
Haunted Woman
Diamond Heart
  • Release date: September 24, 2013
  • Label: Warner Music Canada


Year Single Album
2010 "Follow Me Down" Haunted Woman
"Maybe Baby"
2011 "Give It Again"
2013 "Diamond Heart" Diamond Heart
"You and All Your Famous Friends"

Music videos

Year Video
2010 "Follow Me Down"
"Maybe Baby"

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Result
2011 Canadian Country Music Association Rising Star Nominated


  1. ^ "Day Three: Jeff Tweedy, Jenny Lewis, July Talk, Ladies of the Canyon Fort York, Toronto ON, July 6". Exclaim!, By Stuart Henderson Jul 07, 2014
  2. ^ "Review: David Martel CD Release @ Cabaret JPR". Indyish, James Finnerty, June 10th, 2008
  3. ^ "Ladies of the Canyon Haunted Woman". Exclaim!, By Jason Schneider Jun 28, 2010
  4. ^ "Ladies Of The Canyon Bring Country To Montreal". Chart Attack - Jun 1, 2010
  5. ^ "Halifax Pop Explosion: Where Canyon country explodes". Chronicle Herald, By Stephen Cooke October 21, 2013
  6. ^ "Ladies of the Canyon - "Diamond Heart" (2013)". Femme Metal, September 25, 2013
  7. ^ "Ladies of the Canyon". The Snipe News, January 21, 2014
  8. ^ "L'he;ritage personnel de Maa" . Montreal Me;tro: 23 September 2012 Camille Laurin-Desjardins

External links

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