Indian Country Today’s Vincent Schilling interviewed RPM’s own Christa Couture about her music career, touring and new EP releases.
Alongside her busy schedule as production manager of RPM.fm, Christa Couture is also an accomplished musician. She has toured all over Canada and the U.K., and even won a Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Folk Album. Recently Indian Country Today sat down with her for an interview with Vincent Schilling. Here’s a sample:
How did you become a musical artist?
In high school I had decided I wasn’t going to sing anymore. I did a lot of musicals and thought it was too hard. I wanted to go to Broadway, but I gave up. I said, “Screw it, this is too hard.” And I went to work in television. I didn’t sing or play an instrument for a few years. I really started to miss it. I had that ache in my belly for it and I needed an outlet and a way to express myself. I started taking guitar lessons. I was a late bloomer. I didn’t release my first album until I was 24 years old. It’s still young, but I was just beginning then.
To read more about Christa Couture in Indian Country Today, check out the article: A Conversation With Cree/Metis Folk Singer Christa Couture.