credit: Lawrence Fafard

Shaina Hayes

Raised in Quebec, Canada, Shaina Hayes grew up listening to singer-songwriters like Feist, Joni Mitchell and Regina Spektor, traditional country artists such as Hank Williams and Dolly Parton, and modern country stars, including Shania Twain and The Chicks. After studying agricultural sciences at McGill University in Montreal, she returned to her rural hometown and began recording and co-producing her self-released debut album, to coax a waltz, which came out in April 2022. Following the release of her album, she started recording new songs, while also performing across Quebec and opening for bands like The War on Drugs and The Barr Brothers. While she still maintains some engagement with her farming endeavors, Shaina Hayes has made the shift to devote herself fully to her music ahead of the release of her album Kindergarten Heart due out at the end of February 2024.

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Events featuring Shaina Hayes

Mar 11, 2024
8:15pm — 8:55pm
Presented by
Canada House
Mar 13, 2024
1:00am — 1:45am
Presented by
The Broadside Hacks Folk Club
Mar 13, 2024
1:40pm — 2:05pm
Presented by
CIMA's Canada House
Mar 16, 2024
7:30pm — 8:00pm
Presented by
Fire Records / Anniversary / No Gold
Montreal, QC, Canada
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