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Miss Emily "Defined By Love"

Grand OnStage 2022-23 season opener is Kingston's own Miss Emily. Join her and some very special guests as we celebrate the release of her 3rd studio album Defined By Love.

Miss Emily specializes in overcoming insurmountable challenges and scaling metaphorical mountains. Her work ethic was forged in the foundries of Southern Ontario's bars and nightclubs. Her resilience is a product of 20 years in the industry. She has an innovative spirit and creative force born out of necessity, and her incomparable vocals are surpassed only by her electrifying, roof-rattling performances. 

On Monday, June 20th at the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto, Miss Emily took home her second Female Vocalist of the Year award, bookending her 2020 award in the same category. 2022 continues to be a banner year for Emily Fennell, known to the world as “Miss Emily.” In March she was a Juno nominee for Blues Album of the Year; recognizing her album “LIVE at the Isabel.” In May she won the International Songwriting Competition for her song “Three Words,” and now she’s a two-time recipient of Canada’s national award for female blues vocalists.

From the moment she finished her jaw-dropping appearance at the Toronto Blues Society Blues Summit three years ago, Miss Emily has rocketed from provincial to national & international recognition. Her 2019 Canadian tour stretched from Nanaimo to Fredericton and was followed by 2020 Maples Blues awards for New Artist, Female Vocalist and the inaugural Sapphire Blues video award for “Hold Back the River.” Celebrated in her adopted hometown of Kingston, this Prince Edward County native holds the record for sellouts at Kingston’s Isabel Bader Center for the Performing Arts, which prompted the release of “LIVE at the Isabel” and its subsequent Juno nomination for Blues Album of the Year.

On September 30th she will release her newest album “Defined by Love”; the long-awaited follow-up to her breakout record “In Between.” Produced by Canadian blues stalwart Steve Marriner, “Defined by Love” is Emily’s diary of a year filled with confusion, anger, lost relationships and found humanity. ““Defined by Love” has been one of the greatest gifts of my career thus far,” says Fennell. “Getting to work with the superhuman Steve Marriner and a slew of friendly, kind and talented musicians and singers helped to infuse this album with so much goodness and love. My heart is so full.”

This fall, Emily will be touring Canada, the US, the UK and Europe to promote “Defined by Love” and she’ll be making special appearances with The Legendary Downchild Blues Band during some of their dates in Western Canada. Full tour information will be available on her website and via social media

Background Miss Emily is Emily Fennell, a Prince Edward County singer/songwriter who’s been performing for more than 20 years. In that time, she’s recorded six studio albums, received a Juno nomination, is a two-time Maple Blues Female Vocalist of the year as well as New Artist of the year and Sapphire Blues Video of the year. She continues to tour Canada, the US, the UK and Europe and has worked tirelessly for dozens of charitable organizations including the internationally renowned Light of Day Foundation for Parkinson’s research.

For more information on Miss Emily check out her website -


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