We decided to focus on Canadian classics in our “Words of the Prophets” EP and I really wanted to do a song by Alannah Myles. I had met her a few times; she was very encouraging to me as a young singer coming up in the music world, she was very kind. I always thought Alannah Myles was such a badass so when the opportunity came, I felt very compelled to dedicate something to her. I thought a cover of “Black Velvet” just had to be on the EP.
I took great pleasure in paying tribute to her. I think Alannah Myles is under rated; Not many know of her anymore but she belongs up there with the best of the best! I just love her voice. (In fact I don’t even know if it was a good idea to put out a cover of Alannah’s work as I love her voice so much!) When I met Alannah, she had some serious physical limitations. She was carefully carried onto the stage, she cant move very well. Her neck is frozen in one position so she can only look down, and she now sits on a chair to perform but WOW does she still have a voice! They get her up onto the stage and she just goes!!