Serena Ryder

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Canadian singer/songwriter.

Born and raised in Millbrook, Ontario, Canada, just outside Peterborough, Serena Ryder grew up listening to old Beatles and Leonard Cohen records she found in her parents' collection. She started singing publicly as a young child, and at 13, after she received her first guitar courtesy of her father, she began to teach herself to play and a few years later she made her first demo tapes.

In 2002, when she was 18, she recorded some songs from a show she was playing in Quebec into a more official demo, which eventually made its way to CBC Radio and got Ryder an invitation to play live on air. As luck would have it, musician Hawksley Workman happened to hear the broadcast, and immediately contacted the singer at the station and invited her to record an album on his Isadora label. Backed by Workman and two other players, Ryder recorded her debut, Unlikely Emergency, which was released in 2004 and reissued in the U.S. the following year. The album did well enough to give Ryder a spot performing at the 2005 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame press conference, after which it was suggested she cover songs written by Canadian musicians.

If Your Memory Serves You Well, her major-label debut, a collection of 12 covers and three originals, came out in Canada in late 2006, and hit shelves in the States soon after.
-Marisa Brown, All-Music Guide (http://theband.hiof.no/albums/if_your_memory_serves_you_well.html)
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Albums

MR 1306999 Serena Ryder - Falling Out album art Serena Ryder Falling Out(CD, Album) Mime Radio MR 1306999 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
SR 081282 Serena Ryder - Live at Market Hall album art Serena Ryder Live at Market Hall(CD, Album) Not On Label SR 081282 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
046 Serena Ryder - Unlikely Emergency album art Serena Ryder Unlikely Emergency (Album) Isadora Records 046 France 2004 Sell This Version
93679 Serena Ryder - If Your Memory Serves You Well album art Serena Ryder If Your Memory Serves You Well (Album) EMI Music Canada 93679 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
2-516728 Serena Ryder - Is It O.K album art Serena Ryder Is It O.K (Album) EMI 2-516728 US 2008 Sell This Version
50999 096326 22 Serena Ryder - Live album art Serena Ryder Live(CD, Album, Dig) EMI Music Canada, EMI 50999 096326 22 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
50999-416006-27 Serena Ryder - Harmony album art Serena Ryder Harmony (Album) EMI 50999-416006-27 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
2784332495 Serena Ryder - Utopia album art Serena Ryder Utopia (Album) Universal Music Canada 2784332495 Canada 2017 Sell This Version
2784332501 Serena Ryder - Christmas Kisses  album art Serena Ryder Christmas Kisses (Album) Universal Music Canada 2784332501 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
0256728012 Serena Ryder - If Your Memory Serves You Well Original Sessions album art Serena Ryder If Your Memory Serves You Well Original Sessions (Album) Universal Music Canada 0256728012 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
AH001 Serena Ryder - The Art Of Falling Apart album art Serena Ryder The Art Of Falling Apart (Album) Art Haus AH001 Canada 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MR1203999 Serena Ryder - Serena album art Serena Ryder Serena(Cass, EP) Mime Radio MR1203999 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
none Serena Ryder - Just Another Day album art Serena Ryder Just Another Day(CD, Single, Promo) Isadora Records none Europe 2004 Sell This Version
2-511261 Serena Ryder - Sweeping The Ashes EP album art Serena Ryder Sweeping The Ashes EP(CD, EP) Atlantic 2-511261 US 2004 Sell This Version
none Serena Ryder - Told You In A Whispered Song album art Serena Ryder Told You In A Whispered Song (Maxi, EP) Atlantic none US 2007 Sell This Version
none Serena Ryder - Calling to Say album art Serena Ryder Calling to Say(CD, Single) EMI Music Canada none Canada 2007 Sell This Version
PRCD 521142 Serena Ryder - All For Love album art Serena Ryder All For Love(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 521142 US 2009 Sell This Version
PRCD 517062 Serena Ryder - Little Bit Of Red album art Serena Ryder Little Bit Of Red(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 517062 US 2009 Sell This Version
5099991788214 Serena Ryder - Serena Ryder & The Beauties album art Serena Ryder Serena Ryder & The Beauties(12", Ltd) EMI Music Canada 5099991788214 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
509999 34774 2 0 Serena Ryder - Stompa album art Serena Ryder Stompa(CD, Single, Promo) Capitol Records 509999 34774 2 0 US 2012 Sell This Version
CAPR430142 Serena Ryder - What I Wouldn't Do album art Serena Ryder What I Wouldn't Do(CD, Single, Promo) Capitol Records CAPR430142 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Serena Ryder - Killing The Pain album art Des3ett & Serena Ryder Des3ett & Serena Ryder - Killing The Pain(File, FLAC, Single) Universal Music none Netherlands 2022
none Serena Ryder - Sing Me A Song album art William Prince (6) + Serena Ryder William Prince (6) + Serena Ryder - Sing Me A Song(File, FLAC, Single, 414) Six Shooter Records none Canada 2022

Miscellaneous

001 Serena Ryder - A Day At The Studio album art Serena Ryder A Day At The Studio(CD, Promo) Not On Label 001 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
SR812822 Serena Ryder - Live album art Serena Ryder Live(CD) Not On Label SR812822 Canada 2003 Sell This Version