Kirty grew up in Orillia, Ontario, always surrounded by music. Her mother taught her how to play guitar, and she played trumpet all throughout high school. She attended Humber College for their Contemporary Music program. At 26, she's already released her first album through independent grants from a variety of Toronto art councils, and she's working on a new album that will be released under a label.
She describes her music as beachy, rock, folk. She quotes Bruce Springsteen, Sarah Harmer, Blue Rodeo and Neil Young as musical inspirations, as well as her family and ex-boyfriends.
Her look is anything but manufactured pop star. Her hair, that amazing hair, she tell me that she doesn't even brush it. She believes in self-confidence, and not taking her appearance too seriously.
"It's not healthy to look in the mirror too much," she said."I try not to hold onto anything even if I have it."
To listen to some of her tunes, visit kirtymusic.com. Below are some photos I took. Enjoy!