Alejandra Ribera Announces Tour Dates With Ron Sexsmith; Debuts Sessions X Videos

Toronto raised, Montreal based songwriter Alejandra Ribera is joining Ron Sexsmith on tour this spring, making her way throughout Ontario with the acclaimed performer. A seductive performer and an innovative songwriter herself, Ribera was the 2014 winner of the SOCAN Songwriting Prize for her song “I Want” from the Jean Massicotte-produced album La boca.

Known for her distinctive voice and evocative performances, Ribera returned to Toronto to record a few songs for the Sessions X video series. “It was such a pleasure to return to my home town and get to share this day of music-making with new and old friends,” says Ribera. The performances and interviews with Gavin Brown are available to watch this week.

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Ribera has also contributed performances of two songs for the Covered Classic series to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her renditions of Frank Sinatra’s “Put Your Dreams Away (For Another Day)” and traditional French song “Mommy Daddy” are available to watch on the CSHF website today.


Splitting her time between Montreal and Paris, Ribera’s critically acclaimed record, La Boca, produced with Jean Massicotte (Patrick Watson, Lhasa, Arthur H), will be released this year on the Paris based Discograph label. Having just supported Arthur H on three sold out shows in Chateaurenard, Grenoble, and Cannes, Ribera will return to France this summer for a very special Paris show for the Nuit Boreale festival with a few more engagements to be announced shortly.


Apr 30 – Hamilton, ON – Molson Canadian Studio
May 1 – Gravenhurst, ON – Peter’s Players
May 2 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
May 4 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
May 6 – Barrie, ON – The Temple Room – Donaleighs
May 7 – Midland, ON – Midland Cultural Centre
May 8 – Meaford, ON – Meaford Hall
May 9 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre

“one near perfect set of recordings. La Boca is a remarkable record.” 9/10 – Exclaim!
“an extraordinary album …echoes of the late great Lhasa de Sela, Tom Waits, and Bjork.” The Montreal Gazette
“an exotic and cosmopolitan second album.” The Globe And Mail
“La Bocais a stunning record, full of gorgeous atmosphere, but not at the cost of precise, heart-on-the-sleeve songwriting” Stylus Magazine
“an intoxicating blend of traditionally based songwriting, richly textured arrangements, and an exotic European sensibility” Penguin Eggs
“Every now and then a singer comes along with such an unusual approach to her voice that the Canadian folk scene stops in its tracks to make space for something they didn’t know they were missing.” NOW Magazine