This Week on Earthsongs: Christa Couture

Mar 27, 2017

Christa Couture

  Toronto-based Cree indie-folk artist Christa Couture grew up in Edmonton, Canada. Her mother was a singer in a folk trio, her father a singer of traditional Aboriginal music. Christa herself sang in choirs and performed in musical theater, then as a teenager lost a leg in a fight with cancer. As an adult and mother, Christa lost two children before they reached the age of two. These tragedies inform her music, have inspired her to appreciate the more cliché breakup songs, and bring a unique joy and insight to her writing. Her fourth album Long Time Leaving transitions to a more light-hearted feel, continuing in her indie-folk style, but with a Nashville twang.

Fun Facts
2014 Fans and friends raise more than $25,000 to purchase her a high-tech microprocessor knee for her prosthetic leg – making it easier for her to get around on the road
2012 The Living Record album made Best-of-the-Year lists at CBC Music, Radio Regent
2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards winner for “Best Folk Acoustic Album”

Long Time Leaving (2016)
The Living Record (2012)
The Wedding Singer & the Undertaker (2008)
Fell Out of Oz (2007)


Artist (Song) Album

  1. Twin Flames (Winds of Change) Jaaji and Chelsey June
  2. Nahko and Medicine for the People (San Quentin) Hoka
  3. Lyla June Johnston (Sundance Year RoundLast Stand Mixtape, Vol. 1
  4. Oginalii (Left and Right) Acoustic Demo
  5. Lakota John & Kin (Women Be Wise) Lakota John & Kin
  6. Christa Couture (Alone In ThisLong Time Leaving
  7. Christa Couture (ZookeeperLong Time Leaving
  8. Christa Couture (When It Gets Dark AgainLong Time Leaving
  9. Brendt Thomas Diabo (Dirty Old Town) Dirty Old Town – Single
  10. Rudy Parris (Party Out Back) Makin’ My Way
  11. Fawn Wood (Kwelosoet) Kikāwiynaw
  12. Boogey The Beat (Hoka) Hoka – Single
  13. Once A Tree (Howling) Thousand Lives – EP