"Heart of the People" resonated with the heartbeat of the earth and the connection we all have to it as human beings.
Produced by Murray Pulver Featuring Murray Pulver, Tony Raybould, Scott Tucker and Jason Burnstick Guest artists: Tanya Tagaq, Lawrence Nayally, Leroy Betsina, Brent Betsina, Randy Baillargeon, Paul Yee, Marc Arnould, Richard Moody, Bart McKay and JP Peters All songs written and performed by Leela Gilday copyright 2014
A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela Gilday has a voice that comes straight from the heart. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy voice and open stage presence, Gilday weaves her experiences as a northerner, a member of the Dene nation, and a traveler into a beautiful world that transports the listener. With three full-length recordings and a long touring history, Gilday has numerous awards to her credit, including a Juno, two Western Canadian Music Awards, Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year to name a few.
Above all, she seeks connection with her audiences through music, and with each record brings more unique stories to the world. Whether it’s an anthem for the oppressed, or an upbeat song about mortality, she infuses her songs with a sense of humour as well as a sense of social justice, and an ironic appreciation of human folly.
Track Listing: 1. Heart of the People (4:50) 2. Cold Wind (4:43) 3. All Alone (3:31) 4. Rescue (3:21) 5. Bella (3:55) 6. Safe Passage (4:49) 7. I Feel Stronger (4:10) 8. Cut My Hair (3:19) 9. She Walks Alone (4:35) 10. I Am Free (3:47) 11. Mahsi Cho (0:53)