Artist Desiree Dorion performs in Toronto to honour truth and reconciliation

A brunette woman wearing a red blazer stands against a bright pink background.
has had multiple songs chart in the top 100 on the Canadian country music charts (TRAX), along with numerous reach the top spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown.
Olivea Loo - CFPT - TorontoON | 27-09-2023
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JUNO-nominated Indigenous country artist Desiree Dorion is coming to Toronto and will be performing at The Cameron House and Sauce on Danforth in honour of truth and reconciliation.

Desiree Dorion is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Dorion grew up a mile and a half from the grounds of Dauphin Country Fest, she worked at the festival and performed before being offered a record deal. She released her first album at the age of 13.

Many years and a few albums later, Dorion has opened up about her struggles and triumphs in the music industry.

Desiree Dorion Press Photo

Desiree Dorion has partnered with the Canadian Country Music Association to host the Achimotak Series. Photo by Chantelle Dione.

In an interview with Dorion, she admits to CFPT to having doubts in the music industry. Her 2017 single “Whisky Knows” did not get the notoriety she thought it would, leaving her questioning if the music business was for her. When she was ready to give it up, “Whisky Knows” received a JUNO nomination, pushing her to stay on track.

On Feb. 24, Dorion released her sixth studio album “That’s How I Know.” The album includes the personal song "I Can't Love You to Death," a single which was inspired by her real-life experience of setting boundaries between herself and a loved one struggling with addiction.

Listen to the interview below with Desiree Dorion: