Tao Hipwell

Scheduled during the free daytime programming
Saturday April 28, 10:00 am – 10:50 am, Room 5 (upstairs)

Tao Hipwell is a singer songwriter from the Ottawa Valley. She lives on a small homestead in the Thousand Islands with her partner, two young sons, their dairy goats, and a handful of chickens.

Her thoughtful lyrics bring deep Canadian roots to raw, original folk music. Tao picked up playing the guitar from her father, and while attending Trent University in Peterborough, began to play regularly at local coffee houses and pubs. Her lyrical nature and playful way with words keeps the attention of listeners of all ages, and her songs are equal parts romantic ballad, war cry, and whimsical lullaby. Tao’s first album, ‘Owls and Rafters’, was released in July 2017. She plays most summer Saturdays at the local Farmer’s Markets.