Rae Spoon

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As a young person, Rae used music both as an escape and as a place to build a world they could live in safely. Songs about death, coming out as queer during high school, and surviving abuse are all sung by a voice that can break a heart and fill it with hope at the same time. Having started out as a country artist and later adding experimental and electronic elements into their music, Rae Spoon has released seven solo albums and three collaborative albums over the past ten years. They have toured extensively in Canada as well as internationally (Europe, the USA and Australia). Rae has been nominated for The Polaris Music Prize, CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards, and the Galaxy Rising Star Award. Rae’s first book, First Spring Grass Fire, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in September 2012. The book was a finalist for a Lambda Award in the transgender fiction category, as well as short listed for an Expozine Alternative Press Award.

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