Toronto songwriter Abigail Lapell is proud to announce the launch of her debut full-length album, Great Survivor. The local indie-folk favorite will support the release with a coast-to-coast Canadian tour, playing dates in nine provinces over six weeks.
Drawing from a deep well of folk and indie influences, the new record showcases Abigail’s contagious melodies, evocative lyrics and heart-stopping voice—a combination that has drawn comparisons to early Cat Power, Sandy Denny or a stormier Natalie Merchant. Great Survivor builds upon the stark intimacy of Abigail's early solo efforts with rich harmonies and subtle layers of instrumentation. Recorded by Ohbijou’s Heather Kirby, the album features talented collaborators like Jessica Moore (banjo, vocals), Lisa Bozikovic (piano, vocals), James van Bolhuis (drums), Aaron Lumley (double bass) and Julia Collins (violin).
Previously released only on limited-edition homemade recordings, Abigail’s music first began to earn a following in her former home of Montreal—haunting songs passed around through mix tapes and blogs, eventually finding their way onto CBC radio and college charts across the country. Over the past few years, Abigail has toured extensively in Eastern Canada, been featured at NXNE, Pop Montreal, Winterfolk (Toronto), Sappy Fest (Sackville, NB) and In the Dead of Winter (Halifax), and shared stages with Rae Spoon, tUnE-yArDs, Snailhouse, Ember Swift, Greg MacPherson and Jim Guthrie, among many others. With the official launch of Great Survivor on April 14th and her first major national tour this spring, followed by summer festival dates (TBA), Abigail is poised to reach an even wider audience in 2011.

Catch the delightful songstress Abigail Lapell live in cities across Canada:
April 14 - Toronto @Tranzac Main Hall
April 15 - London, ON @ East Village Arts Co-op
April 16 - Hamilton, ON @ Casbah Lounge
April 20 - Montreal @Casa del Popolo
April 21 - Woodstock, NB @Fusion Cafe
April 22 - Saint John, NB @Sunstar Lounge
April 23 - Halifax, NS @Gus’ Pub
April 24 - Charlottetown, PE @Baba’s Lounge
April 25 - Truro, NS @Coco Community Cafe
April 26 - Sackville, NB @ Bridge Street Cafe
April 28 - Ottawa, ON @Umi Cafe
April 29 - Peterborough, ON @ TBA
April 30 - Toronto @Tranzac
May 5 - Thunder Bay, ON @Apollo
May 6 - Winnipeg @ Mondragon
May 7 - Regina, SK @Fainting Goat
May 8 - Saskatoon, SK @TBA
May 9 - Edmonton, AB @Wunderbar
May 10 - Calgary, AB @TBA
May 11 - Nelson, BC @ The Outer Clove
May 12 - Kamloops, BC @ The Art We Are
May 13 - Vancouver @Cafe Deux Soleils
May 14 - Victoria, BC @ TBA
May 18 - Duncan, BC @Duncan Garage Showroom
May 20 - Penticton, BC @ Voodoo’s
May 21 - Kelowna, BC @ Streaming Cafe
May 23 - Lethbridge, AB @ Owl Acoustic Lounge
May 26 - Kenora, ON @ Cornerstone
May 27 - Thunder Bay @ Apollo
May 28 - Sault Ste Marie @ TBA
May 29 - Sudbury @ TBA
May 30 - Toronto @ TBA