In its review of Hannah Georgas’ latest CD, a self-titled effort released in October, the Toronto indie paper Now said the Vancouver-based singer was moving away from her folk roots and shifting toward an electro-pop sound. The reviewer didn’t deem it an unqualified success, but they did give the CD a middling to positive review. And when I checked Georgas’ website over the holidays it said she’d received a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award for Hottest Pipes for her vocals on a song from the new album called “Robotic”.
Georgas, if you recall, was supposed to back up Kathleen Edwards at a show in Regina last spring before Edwards had to withdraw because of vocal strain and exhaustion. Back-up duties were handled by Jenn Grant when Edwards played her rescheduled shows in early October. Jan. 25 at the Exchange, Georgas is headlining her own show at the Exchange.
With the Tragically Hip playing Brandt Centre tomorrow night as well the timing probably isn’t the best. But it should be a good show. To give you a taste of what Georgas has been up to lately musically, here’s video of her performing “Robotic” on CBC: