“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
Alicia Toner is an East Coast singer/songwriter who’s debut, full-length album “ I Learned The Hard Way” is a deft blend of roots, country rock and Canadiana. What elevates it above all definitions is Toner’s soaring, incredibly moving and emotive voice.
Produced by Stuart Cameron and Peter Fusco, her debut album made waves for its earnest, heartfelt songwriting and earned Toner Music PEI’s SOCAN songwriter of the year award. I Learned The Hard Way, is a pretty apt description of the sorts of material Toner deals with. It’s an album about relationships – the good, the bad and the ugly.
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