“Award-winning PEI-based singer-songwriter Alicia Toner is dazzling with her debut album, I Learned The Hard Way. While primarily a country album, Toner doesn’t shy away from drawing from pop and Americana influences, and the result is an emotive ten-track debut that will linger in the ears of listeners long after the last song has reached its end.” –Canadian Beats
“Alicia Toner’s Back To Fine hits me in the gut…Alicia is there for me and Back To Fine is a very powerful song.” –Measha Brueggergosman on CBC Q
“Varied, masterfully sung, and thoroughly genuine, I Learned The Hard Way isn’t an album to be missed.” –Canadian Beats
A child of the East Coast, Alicia Toner writes songs that tell the truth. Each one is a shimmering reflection of the fearless honesty she employs in its crafting. Her Americana blend of folk, pop and country-rock offers a unique melody-driven sound built around her eloquently emotive voice.
Produced by Stuart Cameron and Peter Fusco, her debut album “I Learned The Hard Way” made waves with it’s earnest, heartfelt songwriting and earned Toner Music PEI’s SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award as well as numerous other nominations and critical acclaim.
Her new single “Dangerous Home” delves deeper into the well of truth. Both epic and personal, it signifies an exciting new direction for a truly remarkable artist with a special ability to convey common stories and emotions to which we can all relate.