Canadian Music Week to feature Glen Cairn artist.
Ashley Crnic, a Glen Cairn singer and songwriter, will be performing in Toronto during Canadian Music Week. She will play the stage at C’est What on March 22.
A Glen Cairn musician will be performing in Toronto during Canadian Music Week.
Acoustic singer and songwriter Ashley Crnic will hit the stage at C’est What on March 22 as one of the acts during the week-long festival, running from March 19 to 24.
“I’ve been honoured by getting picked as one of the artists,” said Crnic. “I’m nervous and terrified and excited at the same time.”
The 31st annual event focuses on the business of music, bringing together entertainers, producers, record label executives and fans. It features conferences, workshops, a film festival and six nights of live performances in more than 60 venues, featuring 1,000 bands and artists.
“It’s a big step up from last year. They invited me as an artist guest last year to check out the conference,” she said. “I think they’re taking me a little more seriously this year, which is why they’re giving me that shot to play live.
“I’m getting that chance to showcase for the right people.”
She’ll be performing on the same night as big-name artist Metric.
“Metric is actually playing the same night in one of the bigger venues,” Crnic said, who will perform at 9 p.m. “It’s really cool to be in the same time frame as a big artist.”
Crnic, who is originally from the Hamilton area, said she’s hoping to turn out a good-sized crowd.
“I’m going to bring it,” she said. “(I will) play the best show I can but also have fun. There’s got to be a wow factor.”
Crnic added she’s hoping to meet the members of Heart, which include sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson.
“They have an interview on Thursday at the downtown Marriott. I would love to go to that,” said Crnic, adding lead singer Ann is one of her idols.
“Man can she sing. If I could train with anyone, I’d love to learn from her.”
For more detail, visit ashleycrnic.com.