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fox sparrow

Fox Sparrow is Alicia Penney's first full-length professionally recorded solo album.

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After years of focusing on her other musical projects, returning to university, and starting a family, Cape Breton indie-scene veteran, Alicia Penney, is ready to share the songs from her personal journey into adulthood. The new album, “Fox Sparrow” features themes of love and family, presented with Alicia’s characteristically powerful vocals, rich harmonies and heartfelt lyrics, showcasing the progression of her songwriting skills. The melodic prowess she is known and loved for takes centre stage in Fox Sparrow, Alicia’s first full-length, professionally recorded solo album.

news and updates

Gobblefest 2022

I had the opportunity to play a few tunes today at the livestream announcement of Gobblefest 2022 at Island Folk Cider House.Gobblefest is a really exciting time for underground music in Cape Breton, so I really hope you get the chance to check out as many shows as you can!

CD release show august 27

I want to thank everyone who came out to the Fox Sparrow CD Release Party. You have filled my heart with love, and I am so grateful for the support! Check out the event listings below for all the upcoming shows. Hope to see you all again soon!

live shows

EventLocationDateTickets
Breton BrewingSydneySeptember 23rd at 4pmMore Info
Cabot Trail Writer's FestivalSt. AnnsSeptember 25th at 2pmMore Info
GobblefestSt. Patrick's Church, SydneyOctober 8th at 6pmMore Info
Island Folk Cider HouseSydneyOctober 15th at 3pmMore Info

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Promotional Material

With a voice that routinely makes people shut up and listen, lyrics that paint vivid murals inside your head and a mastery of anything with strings, Alicia Penney has graced the stages of Cape Breton and beyond since the early 2000s. At home or while touring across Canada or overseas; whether with a punk trio (Static in Action), a bluesy folk duo (Billie Yvette), a folk-rock sextet (Tamarack), or acoustic solo, Alicia Penney shines through.You can hear Alica's musical gifts on her 2005 solo debut release “Right Out of ‘Er'”, three Yellow EPs, Static in Action's self-titled double disc, and her former band, The Tom Fun Orchestra's “You Will Land With a Thud”. She also makes guest appearances on the sophomore album by Fire Valley Fire, Great Plains' “Home of the New Totem”, as well as Ricochet's “Daze Away”, and Black Tooth Grinn's self-titled acoustic album. Alicia is routinely called upon to add her unique voice to the mix whether it be for a recording or a guest appearance live on stage with her friends.After years of focusing on her other musical projects, returning to university, and starting a family, Cape Breton indie-scene veteran, Alicia Penney, is ready to share the songs from her personal journey into adulthood. The upcoming album, “Fox Sparrow” features themes of love and family, presented with Alicia’s characteristically powerful vocals, rich harmonies and heartfelt lyrics, showcasing the progression of her songwriting skills. The melodic prowess she is known and loved for takes centre stage in Fox Sparrow, Alicia’s first full-length, professionally recorded solo album.

CDs in Stores

Check out the map below to see where Fox Sparrow can be found in stores! Thank you so much to the wonderful local businesses which made this possible.