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In front of an adoring hometown crowd in St. Johnʼs, NL, Amelia received her first Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Hunter, Hunter) in 2010. The album and artist have received four ECMA nominations, 4 Music NL awards, 3 Music NS awards, a spot on Exclaimʼs Wood, Wires & Whiskey coveted year-end and a place on the 2010 Polaris Long List. A cross-Canadian folk festival favourite,
Amelia has also toured with The Skydiggers, Luke Doucet and others. Hunter, Hunter has solidified Ameliaʼs reputation as an heir to
Leonard Cohenʼs songwriting throne.
With the release of Hunter, Hunter, the much-anticipated follow-up to War Brides, Amelia Curran journeyed both home and further afield than ever before. The album, her first recorded in her hometown of St. Johnʼs, signaled Curranʼs definitive arrival onto national and international scenes. Curranʼs 2008 release, War Brides, captured the attention of critics across Canada and lead to the pronouncement of Curran as one of this countryʼs finest singer-songwriters.
Rich in metaphor, language and instrumentation, Hunter, Hunter speaks to unrequited longing, the notion of belonging and reflections on love both lost and found. “Itʼs Hunter, Hunter, not Hunter, Gatherer, if
that makes sense,” she says. “It conveys a kind of haunting – a vibe
of necessary cruelty to dig down to the deeper meanings of being alive day by day.” From acoustic numbers to full band tracks, Curran grapples with notions of self, memory, forgiveness and desire. “There is a reason matters of the heart have been the subject for artists for centuries. It is uncontrollable and owns us. Even to give up on love
is to break one's own heart, which in itself is a precious part of love.”