Get to know your storyteller! Leading up to our event tonight we’re bringing you brief bios of our speakers. Here’s Lori!

Lori Yates is true country in a Johnny Cash “middle finger” kind of way, the cowgirl singing her heart out in the punk clubs. Enigmatic, rebellious and hard to pin down, veteran singer/songwriter Yates has been called “alt-country” long before the phrase existed. She is considered by many as
one of the pioneers of alt-country in Canada, having gotten her start in the Queen St. west scene that saw rise to: Blue Rodeo, Cowboy Junkies etc. She has won awards (Hamilton Music Awards – songwriter and alt-country recording of the year), and nominations (Juno, Canadian Country Music award). Lori has 6 cd’s to her credit. She’s been with the major labels, and with the indies. She’s had peaks and valleys in her career but what defines her most is her total unwavering commitment to her craft, to keep learning and evolving. She is a veteran live performer, singer/songwriter who has always been surrounded by the best musicians, and has devoted a lifetime to her music. Lori is also gaining a solid reputation as a successful promoter/host for her sold out shows; “Johnny Cash – the Original Punk”, and “Your Good Girls Gonna Go Bad”. Lori is widely known for being: funny, honest, having a gorgeous voice and killer songs. She is also the creator of the new & wildly popular Creative Genius Songwriting Workshops.

Join us tonight at the Christ’s Church Cathedral, to hear Lori and others tell true stories from their own lives, live without notes! Doors open at 7!