Kinnie Starr is the darling of Canada”s alternative rock/hip hop/folk music scene. Starr isn’t new on the radar, she received her first Juno (Canadian equivalent of a Grammy) in 2004 for New Artist of the Year. Residing in Calgary Alberta, Starr makes no bones about her aboriginal heritage (father mixed blood Mohawk) or her bi-sexuality. In 2010 another Juno appeared on her mantle for Best Aboriginal Album of the Year.
Starr – a advocate for the environment, mentor to aboriginal musicians, and visual artist to boot – deserves a listen.