Musical Guest: Amanda Marshall

“I was six years old the first time I walked into a recording studio … I instantly felt at home.”

Amanda Marshall

Toronto-born singer-songwriter Amanda Marshall began playing music professionally at 16, when a meeting with Canadian guitar legend Jeff Healey changed her life.

Her 1995 self-titled album became one of only 18 albums in Canadian history to achieve Diamond status, and achieved Gold or Platinum status in 15 countries. She would go on to record two multi-platinum albums, Tuesday’s Child (1999) and Everybody’s Got A Story (2001). Music has taken her around the world collaborating and performing with many artists she grew up admiring

“Growing up in Toronto, a diverse and multicultural city, music was always a part of my life. I was exposed to a wide range of genres, from Barbra Streisand to the Rolling Stones, Motown to AC/DC. Music was the foundation of everything important to me,” says Marshall.

Marshall returns to the studio and stage with Heavy Lifting—her first full-length studio release in 22 years. The album explores various themes from heartbreak and social commentary to empowerment and resilience. The songs capture different aspects of her life and provide a glimpse into her growth as an artist.