Honouring Shirley Eikhard

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S.A.C. is celebrating the incredible life of Canadian songwriting legend, Shirley Eikhard, who passed away peacefully on December 15, 2022.

Originally from New Brunswick, Shirley moved to Ontario at the age of 8, picking the craft of music up early on in her life. Her talent and love of music earned her two JUNO awards in 1973 and 1974 and her songs were performed by some of the world’s biggest artists, including Cher, Alannah Myles, Chet Atkins, and the list goes on. You may know Shirley best for writing Bonnie Rait’s “Something to Talk About”, which got Shirley inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2020 – a very well-deserved accolade.

Over the years, Shirley taught herself to play guitar, piano, bass, drums, percussion, chromatic harmonica, sax, banjo and mandolin with professional expertise, and in turn wrote over 500 songs and produced several albums.

Her many accomplishments will continue to be celebrated and honoured by the Canadian music community.

Rest in Peace, Shirley Eikhard (1955-2022).

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