2013 is the year Serena Ryder received her first Platinum single with “Stompa,” from her newest album, Harmony. Her well-deserved success is rooted in her astonishing vocal prowess – no one else has that voice – and her spirited roots-rock songwriting. Serena’s latest record is a departure from the folk sound that defined her on the Canadian scene, at least until she raised the stakes and released Harmony late last year. The album showcases an artist at the top of her creative game, and matches her exceptional voice (one that was first heard in a crowd at Toronto’s Silver Dollar) with anthemic production. Serena Ryder’s live show is fiery and entertaining, and a recent headline in the Globe and Mail says it all: “An idol in the making…A Music Career Poised for Greatness.”