Liona Maria Carolynne Boyd, CM, . nt (born 11 July 1949, London), is a classical guitarist often referred to as the First Lady of the Guitar. Boyd was born in London and grew up in Toronto. Her father grew up in Bilbao, Spain, and her mother in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Her grandmother was from Linares, Spain, the birthplace of the "king of the classical guitar", Andrés Segovia
Liona Boyd has introduced millions around the world to the art of classical guitar through her concerts, television specials, and twenty seven recordings. Her new show, features original songs from her fall of 2017 album release No Remedy For Love, and favourites from previous ones. Her songs blend elements of folk music, romantic Spanish stylings and popular Latin rhythms. The addition of her new musical partner, Andrew Dolson, brings a youthful energy and vigour to their duo.
Liona Boyd, Canada’s First Lady of Guitar new album "No Remedy for Love'. Few people’s lives are as romantic and adventurous as Liona Boyd’s has been. She has performed around the world, sold millions of albums, won five Juno awards, serenaded numerous heads of state. No Remedy for Love" details her fascinating journey with the reinvention of her entire career, due to a six year period when she could not play guitar because of Musician’s Focal Dystonia, and also includes a 30 + year pen-pal relationship with Prince Philip. Liona Boyd, known as the First Lady of Guitar, introduced millions around the world to the art of classical guitar through her concerts, television specials, and 27 recordings.
The new album from Liona! No Remedy for Love, is a partial quote from Henry David Thoreau There is no remedy for love but to love more. It is also the title of one of Liona’s songs that Leonard Cohen had expressed admiration for and that she had dedicated to him before his death. The central theme of the album is love in its many incarnations. The collection of songs talks about her love for the planet (A Prayer for Planet Earth), her love for animals and the people who advocate for them (People who Care for the Animals), romantic love (Who Knows, with special guest Juno.
Liona reveals her love affairs, spiritual journeys, personal and musical struggles, and greatest triumphs. Writing with candour and passion, she gives a behind-the-scenes tour of her fascinating world. Liona Boyd, known around the world as The First Lady of the Guitar, has released twenty-eight albums, spanning a wide range of styles, many of which have gone gold and platinum More about Liona Boyd.
Other Albums by Liona Boyd. Relaxing Guitar for Insomnia, Dreaming and Romance. The Retur. o Canada With Love. The First Lady Of The Guitar.