Her name is Augusta, but you can call her “Gus." Growing up as a kid in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on a solid diet of eclectic music acts such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Shania Twain, shaped her unique country-rock sound. This sound, accompanying her incredible vocal talent, honest/soulful/hand-crafted songs mixed with an energetic, engaging stage presence, has made her the darlin’ of the stage everywhere she goes.
For the past eight years, Gus has been splitting her time between her home in Nashville and her home in Toronto. When she’s not in writing sessions or studio sessions bringing her song babies to life, she spends much of her time travelling and performing for Canadian and American country/rock music fans, sharing stages with notable country acts such as Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, Cam, Michael Ray, Toby Keith, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel and Tim Hicks among others. In the summer of 2017, Augusta was invited to perform at Summerfest; The World's Largest Music Festival, for the second year in a row. She performed among acts such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kool and The Gang, Elle King, Def Leppard, and Paul McCartney.
During Augusta’s time in Nashville, not only has there been a buzz around her captivating stage shows, but she has established quite a name for herself as a songwriter in town. In 2016 and 2017, Augusta was awarded both songwriter of the year and female artist of the year by the North American Country Music Association International. She currently has songs on hold by major label artists, and is constantly working on new material to add to her non-genre specific, lengthy catalogue. Most recently, in November of 2019, Augusta was invited to make her debut at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville.
“I never really understood what the hype was all about... NOW I get it... Countless legends // writers I’ve looked up to my whole life have graced that stage, and some of my favourite country music couples have found love in that room. The place truly is magic. Now, it’s finally my turn. I’ve been invited to play this legendary room, and it could very well be one of the coolest accomplishments I’ve had thus far in my career, as a writer of songs.”
In addition to her love for music, Augusta is proud mental health advocate, with a passion for spreading self-love and self-acceptance. This comes from overcoming her own struggles after being diagnosed with an eating disorder and beating it! Augusta often takes to her social media outlets to promote her mission of spreading self-love. "I don’t work out to burn calories anymore. I do it because I genuinely love being sweaty, getting my heart rate up, and feeling good."
Gus developed an interest in classical music at an early age. By the time she was 9 years old, Augusta was singing opera arias that were hundreds of years old, in three different languages. By the time she was 11, Augusta was recognized as a child prodigy opera singer, and was invited to make her performance debut at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City. She then followed up this debut with a second performance at the famous music venue a year later. It was around this time, that Augusta decided to pursue her true passion; Country Music.