JENNY BERKEL RELEASES LEONARD COHEN COVER “TRUE LOVE LEAVES NO TRACES” ALONGSIDE RYAN BOLDT OF THE DEEP DARK WOODS

BERKEL ON TOUR NOW WITH THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA WITH DATES IN TORONTO, CALGARY, AND MORE

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TORONTO, ON – September 19, 2017 - Ahead of what would have been Leonard Cohen’s 83rd birthday on September 21st, singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel with Ryan Boldt of the Deep Dark Woods have shared their stunning cover of  ”True Love Leaves No Traces.” LISTEN HERE.

On the track and choosing to cover it, Berkel says:

“I found out about Leonard Cohen’s death during a chilly evening walk in Toronto. I was heading down Bloor Street when my phone started buzzing. While I had been thinking about this day – and wondering what it would mean to me – for several years already, I wasn’t prepared for the simultaneous sense of loss and gratitude that overcame me. I didn’t grow up listening to folk music and can still clearly remember the first time I heard a Leonard Cohen song. It was “Famous Blue Raincoat” – I had just started my first year of university and was feeling very alone. One winter evening, a new friend sent me the song. I put it on, lay down on the floor, and closed my eyes. I can still remember the feeling it gave me. Cohen’s metaphors and imagery are evocative, sharp, and so different from what I had grown up listening to. That evening was already over a decade ago; several years and many Leonard Cohen listens later, I started writing my own songs. I’ve wanted to record one of his songs for years and am so happy to release “True Love Leaves No Traces” as a duet with Ryan Boldt of the Deep Dark Woods.”

Berkel is on the road this fall as a touring member of The Wilderness of Manitoba, along with opening a handful of shows as a solo act including this Wednesday, September 20 in Toronto at The Garrison. See below for full itinerary.

Since releasing her debut album, Here on a Wire, Berkel has been intoxicating listeners with her evocative songs and voice. Berkel’s writing is at once gentle and hard-hitting. Her lush and low voice ornaments her poetry with melodies that soar high and clear before spilling back down again. Berkel’s  sophomore album, Pale Moon Kid, was recorded with gifted producer Daniel Romano and released across Canada in April 2016 (Pheromone Recordings) and across Europe in October 2016 (Popup Records). This glowing new collection reveals writing that has grown even sharper and more lyrical.

LISTEN “TRUE LOVE LEAVES NO TRACES

Available on streaming services September 21st

The Wilderness of Manitoba Tour Dates:

Sept 19 – St. Catharines (ON), the Warehouse

Sept 20 – Toronto (ON), the Garrison # - TICKETS
Sept 21 – Hamilton (ON), Mills Hardware
Sept 22 – Guelph (ON), University of Guelph * day show
Sept 22 – Elora (ON), Elora Brewing Company
Sept 23 – Sarnia (ON), Paddy Flaherty
Sept 27 – Saskatoon (SK), Vangelis
Sept 28 – Edmonton (AB), the Mercury Room
Sept 29 – Red Deer (AB), Bo’s Bar & Grill
Sept 30 – Calgary (AB), Night Owl #
Oct 5 – Kelowna (BC), the Habitat
Oct 7 – Chilliwack (BC), Tractorgrease
Oct 8 – Mission (BC), House Show
Oct 11 – Winnipeg (MB), Park Theatre
Oct 13 – Sault Ste Marie (ON), Loplops
Oct 20 – London (ON), London Music Hall # * duo show
Oct 21 – Harrow (ON), the Legion
Oct 26 – Oshawa (ON), Moustache Club #
Oct 27 – Kingston (ON), the Mansion
# Jenny Berkel as opening act

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