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Goldie Boutilier Live @ Budweiser Stage

Goldie Boutilier Live @ Budweiser Stage

Goldie Boutilier perfoming live at Budweiser Stage in Toronto alongside Orville Peck. All photos by Steve Taylor (

Goldie Boutilier is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Raised on the music of Tammy Wynette, and Dolly Parton, her music is noted for its cinematic quality and exploration of tragic romance, glamour, and melancholia, containing references to her small-town upbringing with a nod to 1950s and 1960s Americana.

Singing began for her at an early age and from her first performance at age five in her hometown with The Men of the Deeps Choir – North America’s only coal miners’ choir, to using her family’s junkyard business as a rehearsal space, she dreamt about a life outside of the small town of Reserve Mines, located in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Goldie move to Los Angeles at 21 years old and signed her first record deal with Interscope Records after being discovered by Ryan Tedder. Three years later, amid commercially successful features with Diplo and Steve Aoki, with numerous budget cuts, artistic-direction changes, and working with over 50 producers to find the right “sound”, there was still no single release.

Packing up her past in Los Angeles, she moved to Paris in 2017. While finding her way in a foreign country where she did not speak the language, she sought comfort in the music of her childhood.

The revisiting of the sounds and memories of her upbringing inspired Goldie to begin writing her full-length album, Emerald Year. Influenced by her Cape Breton roots, the album’s creation process was a swift departure from her previous releases and sent her on a journey of honesty, purity, vulnerability and a healing return to herself.



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