Show DescriptionIn 2006, Jane Siberry let go of her home and most of her possessions and began a new journey of “living her to-do list.” At the same time, she let go of her name and became 'Issa.' She described the impetus as "change or die." Now, three years later with many strong changes under her belt and feeling more enthusiastic about life than ever, she has pulled her past name forward again is full on 'Jane Siberry.'
At the time, Jane started writing and recording 'one song per studio day' in Brussels, Australia, the United States and Canada not knowing what her career would be as a musical being. The result is a collections of songs that are being released as three separate CDs telling a ‘Scherezadian’ story that will come to an end on the third installment.
The first part, Dragon Dreams, was released in November, 2008. The second part, With What Shall I Keep Warm? was released in November, 2009. With songs about canoes trips, trains and marriage proposals, Jane describes the first CD, Dragon Dreams, as “the welcome sign and front door” of the trilogy. The new release, With What Shall I Keep Warm?, invites the listener into her “living room” where the conversation takes some unexpected turns. From ‘Eden (Can't Get This Body Thing Right)’ to ‘Then We Heard A Shout,’ the songs are portraits of the human condition in all its mysterious glory. With What Shall I Keep Warm? also includes two long-requested favorites: ‘In My Dream’ and ‘Walk On Water.’
Continuing in her role as a self-produced artist, Jane is joined by her musical friends in telling the stories. They include John MacArthur Ellis (Canadian producer, guitar/pedal steel); ‘Betty’ (her fierce NYC girlfriends); Marlon Saunders, Leslie Alexander, Catherine Russell, Gyan and Gail Ann Dorsey on vocals; Rich Brown on bass; Christine Kim, Pauline Kim and James Roe on strings and oboe - to name a few.