Kayla Howran sings country music, not by virtue of a Wrangler shirt, but a childhood in Peterborough spent fishing and wrestling dogs. Her songwriting is equal parts original and idiomatic, a fresh but faithful interpretation of the genre and proof that classic country doesn’t have to be old, but it does have to be timeless.
Express and Company
Released spring 2013, their debut full length album ‘Ontario’, which embraces sounds of traditional Canadian roots rock, has been in rotation on over 125 stations across North America. In summer 2013 their debut single ”Carry Me Along’ spent 14 weeks on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 alongside names like Mumford & Sons, David Bowie and Blue Rodeo, reaching as high as #5. While also reaching #1 on CBC Radio 3 R3-30 and Rock Charts.
Express & Company have toured across Canada from P.E.I to Dawson City, and south to Austin Texas for SXSW 2012. As a touring band, or Dylan solo, they have graced stages across Canada including Mariposa Folk Festival, NXNE, SXSW, Halifax Pop Explosion, and a Home Routes concert series throughout the Yukon Territory. All wel sharing stages with the likes of The Sadies, Whitehorse, Tom Wilson, Joel Plaskett and Greg Keelor, have allowed a true, organic sound to develop.