Clea Roddick is a singer, songwriter & poet from Clyde, Alberta. She was raised an off-the-grid farm and her creative work draws deeply from the natural world. Acclaimed as ‘where street meets book,’ Clea’s songs straddle alt-pop sensibilities and raw folk emotion. Her music recordings have been added to over 300 college and independent radio stations across North America. Clea’s 2009 debut release ‘Rollerskate,’ charted at #1 on New York City M3 Radio and was featured on The Real World and licensed by several networks, including NBC, Sony and MTV. Her ‘Songs of the Year’ EP series received extensive airplay and reached #17 on Earshot. She has been a finalist in numerous songwriting awards. Roddick also co-writes for emerging artists at The Station Recording Company based in Calgary.
Her non-fiction essay ‘Stages’ was published in an anthology: ‘You Look too Young to be a Mom: Teen Mothers on Love, Learning and Success’ (Penguin). She was a top 3 finalist in the national Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award for the poem ‘Pryce’s Field’ and recently completed a Writing Studio Residency at The Banff Centre, working on her forthcoming collection of poetry.
Roddick’s creative works have been generously supported by Alberta Foundation For The Arts, FACTOR, Rawlco Radio and The Banff Centre
‘Calgary songstress Clea Roddick has the entrancing voice of a lark, the soul of a cheeky storyteller, and the heart of a passionate poet.’ – Kathy Gallant, NXEW
‘Her art-soaked folk pop deserves to be heard.’ – Mike Bell, Calgary Herald