Billie Yvette Rogers
Singer-songwriter Billie Yvette Rogers is from North Sydney, Cape Breton Island. Her songs have interesting vocal melody arrangements, and thoughtful poetic lyrics. Her guitar style draws from a blend of folk, blues and country influences, and she creates memorable compositions. She has performed for the last decade around the Maritime Provinces, and has graced the stage solo, or as front-woman for the genre-blending band Billie Yvette Avenue (joined by Angelo Spinazzola, Alicia Penney, Ben Furey, Donnie Calabrese). Many folks know Yvette from her work in the administrative side of the arts sector. As the Outreach Coordinator for Celtic Colours she works with community groups that host Community Cultural Events during the festival, and programs a variety of outreach initiatives for youth and elders. She also works in community development as an independent facilitator. Songwriting is near and dear to Yvette's heart and a significant ingredient in her personal identity.