Canadian Legend Liona Boyd’s New Album and Memoir out Now
Few people’s lives are as romantic and adventurous as Liona Boyd’s. She has performed around the world, sold millions of albums, won five Juno awards, serenaded numerous heads of state, appeared three times on the Tonight Show, and for eight years dated Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. An all-new album of original songs, No Remedy for Love, was released in 2017 by Universal Music, along with a new autobiography from Dundurn Press, also titled No Remedy for Love.
Continuing her story in this new memoir, Liona writes how she conquered a condition that almost ended her musical career, details her divorce, and chronicles the emotional roller-coaster ride that followed. After six years of searching for answers, reinventing her technique, she returned to Canada and a new career, creating five new albums as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Liona shares the joys of composing and recording her own music and her cast of international friends, who include Olivia Newton-John and her friend and pen pal of over thirty years, HRH Prince Philip.
Liona reveals her love affairs, spiritual journeys, personal struggles and greatest triumphs. Writing with candour and passion, she gives a behind-the-scenes tour of her fascinating world that includes her years living in Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, Miami, and Connecticut.
Gordon Lightfoot wrote “This book gives the reader many insights into how Liona Boyd had the courage, the determination, and the talent to become a singer and songwriter as well as a world-renowned classical guitarist.”
The complex production of No Remedy for Love was inspired by the melodic folk, pop and classical music Liona grew up with and embraces a wide range of influences across its seventeen tracks. The soulful lyrics and melody to “A Prayer For Planet Earth” are bound to move Liona’s fans as will hearing Legendary Ronnie Hawkins guesting on her beautiful tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, a song that Gordon himself told her how much he loved. This is Liona’s 28th album, and all her earlier albums dating back to the 70’s are are now available on iTunes. This includes Liona’s latest of three instrumental holiday albums A Winter Fantasy.
Michael Molenda, Editor-in-Chief of Guitar Player, wrote that Liona’s “playing has inspired countless people around the world for whom she has helped evangelize the guitar.”
Liona has toured with popular artists like Gordon Lightfoot and Tracy Chapman and has recorded with Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Roger Whittaker and Olivia Newton-John. Continuing her incredible decades-spanning career Liona is now touring as a duo with Andrew Dolson in support of her new album No Remedy for Love. More information can be found on her website, lionaboyd.com/tour