Mallory Johnson put it quite brilliantly from the stage and summed up what many people feel about this songwriters series at The Dakota Tavern when she declared to us
" This is the Bluebird Cafe of Canada "
Mallory knows what she's talking about, she lives, works and performs in Nashville
Photograph -Four Chords at The Dakota, Toronto by Anne Connor
It must be something in the clear pure water on the Atlantic coast that holds the secret to the immense talent that seems to be at every turn, the next to sing was from the same province as Kellie and boy what an amazing talent Mallory Johnson is too.
Raised on Country music she has won many Newfoundland and Canadian Music Awards, she lives in Nashville now and we were pretty lucky that a hitch in her visa application to travel back to Nashville kept her in Toronto and enabled her to perform, and what a treat it was. As early as eight years old, she was the youngest ever to perform both Canadian and American National Anthems at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for an NHL game. She has shared the stage with many great artists, like Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Serena Ryder, Cory Hart and Dean Brody. As a former, leading member of the 6-time MusicNL award-winning and ECMA nominated Celtic family group “The Cormiers”, Mallory has recorded four albums while traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and Scotland performing theatres and festivals, like Mile One Stadium, the North American Folk Alliance, Exploits Valley Salmon and North Bay Heritage Festival, to name a few.
Mallory is nominated for three MusicNL Awards which are taking place in Twillingate, NL on October 14th, 2018.