BRIAR SUMMERSis a singer-songwriter from Huntsville Ontario, who now attends the University of Toronto. This singer, dancer, and classically-trained pianist persevered through the global pandemic –juggling high school, work, music, countless volunteer commitments –and not only managed to record an album 3 hours away from her hometown, but also graduate top of her class, earning the Governor General’s medal among other accolades.
Her debut album, FROM THE ASHES, was released last fall. Produced and mixed by three-time Grammy Award-winning producer DAVID BOTTRILL(Peter Gabriel, Rush, Crown Lands), Briar was joined by a cast of superb Canadian talent to help bring the record to life.
Although still in her teens, Briar and her band have had the honour of headlining Muskoka Veg Fest and the Muskoka Pride Festival in the past. She has performed professionally since the age of 12, sharing the stage with such artists as Sarah Slean, Hawksley Workman, Kandle Osborne, Jeremy Dutcher, Julian Taylor, and Miranda Mulholland. She has received several performing arts honours over the years, including the Bill Waterhouse Award from the Town of Huntsville.