Mission singer/songwriter to perform in Abbotsford

Cathy AJ Hardy performs in a CD release concert in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 19

Mission singer/songwriter Cathy AJ Hardy performs in a CD release concert in Abbotsford on Saturday

Mission singer/songwriter Cathy AJ Hardy performs in a CD release concert in Abbotsford on Saturday

Mission singer/songwriter Cathy AJ Hardy performs in a CD release concert in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way) and will support three organizations – Mennonite Central Committee’s End Abuse program, the Fraser Valley Women’s Resource Society, and Mark Centre.

Hardy is releasing her new album “I am she … a soul’s journey home.”

“The ‘I am she’ song is the essence of the woman who now knows that deep healing love and has been transformed,” Hardy said.

“This is my story. It is a very personal album in that all of the songs arise out of the story of my personal journey, but I trust that they are songs we can all relate to in our stories of transformation.”

Hardy’s own journey with hurt and hardship enables her music to resonate with others also experiencing difficulties. When her last album, Love Shines, was just being released, her 24-year marriage was coming to an end, leaving her devastated and heartbroken.

“I allowed myself these past two and a half years to process and heal the closing of a long-term marriage. I am so grateful for this journey and all the gifts that have been discovered along the way. I waded through intense grief and the frightening realities of being alone,” she said.

Tickets are $15 and are available from House of James, King’s Music or online at cathyajhardy.com.

For information visit bc.mcc.org/endabuse.

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