12 // Alanna Gurr Wants You To Slow Dance

Performer, songwriter, and community organizer Alanna Gurr invites me to her balcony in order to discuss a couple tracks off her fantastic EP, "Stand Still". We chin-wag about the decision to put her current project, "Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State", on hiatus; learning to scream and not care about what others think; and how her mom's decision to give away her childhood cat may have impacted her feelings about felines ever since. Catch her performance with The Greatest State at Riverfest Elora THIS SUNDAY (August 19th), look out for Guelph's newest (and coolest?!) festival, Holy Smokes, this October, and listen to more tunes at: alannagurr.bandcamp.com.

Sam Boer