Shy-Anne is an award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer, who has found her niche and passion in the realm of “Country Music”. Her third album “Interwoven Roots” released on June 25th, 2012, has garnered six 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards and the first two singles from the album (“The Glue” & “Run, Run, Run”) have received “Commercial Country Radio” air play across Canada in more than 30 markets.
Shy-Anne’s previous two albums “Black Thunderbird” and “Pseudo” have been nominated for 19 awards, multiple award wins, a lucrative licensing deal for the song “Can’t Change The World” in the “Blackstone” TV series and sales of more than 5,000 units.
She has appeared on various television shows including Breakfast Television & Global News and has been interviewed by numerous radio stations across Canada including CBC Radio. She has garnered more than 425,000 views views on her official YouTube channel, that hosts eight original music videos. Her song “Can’t Change the World” won a coveted spot in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 World Interfaith G-8 Summit and the headline act for the 2010 Indigenous Festival with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Shy-Anne has embarked on three previous Inter-Provincial & Multi-Provinicial tours of Canada, winning the hearts of her fans and admirers. Her fourth tour to support her new album, included shows with the “Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra” that showcased material from her 2012 “Interwoven Roots” album release.
She has performed as the featured soloist for the Thunder Bay Symphony under David Bowser and has won numerous awards for her performances at many Classical Musical Festivals. Shy-Anne holds, an “Honours Bachelor of Music” and “Bachelor of Education” degrees from Lakehead University and was featured as a soloist for the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. She also directs a community choir, is an accredited “Royal Conservatory of Music” teacher and educates in the Ojibwe language in her home community, when she isn’t touring.