about kerji stephens

Kerji Stephens
(Winnipeg, Canada)

 

Kerji Stephens released her self-titled debut and follow up album ‘Where We Were’ in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Kerri Woelke (self titled) was released through Avante Records and was nominated for ‘Folk Album of the Year’ and ‘Art Design of the Year’ through the GMA’s and ‘Gospel Album of the Year’ through the Western Canadian Music Awards. ‘Where We Were’ was released through Signpost Music (Steve Bell) and was followed up by an eight month tour opening for and singing in Steve Bell’s band across Canada in 2008-2009.


After forming Winnipeg roots duo Last Ditch On The Left with Brent Warren in 2009, LDotL took part in two HomeRoutes tours in Western Canada and multiple Western Canadian tours before going to Toronto to record with Juno award winning producer David Baxter in 2014. They released their self-titled album at the West End Cultural Centre in November of 2014. International Songwriting Competition Grand Prize winner -  artist Matt Epp invited LDotL to open for him and act as his backing band on a European tour of Germany and Switzerland in April/May of 2014. Last Ditch on The Left has since acquired a sponsorship from Doc Marten’s for their project ‘Walk A Mile In Our Shoes’ which told the story of aspiring artists travelling Canada and Europe performing their music.

2015 and 2016 held multiple festival performances, Winnipeg Folk Fest in the City and another two European tours mainly in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and France with their most recent being in fall of 2016 and bringing along local Winnipeg artist Vince Andrushko, to introduce him to and mentor him in touring Europe.

Just coming out of the studio recording an EP produced by award winning singer/songwriter Matt Epp, Kerji has high hopes for 2017-2018 including the release of an EP in December 2017 and the release of a full album in fall 2018.