Though she’s only 25, Canada-based songstress Serena Ryder is already a world-traveled artist, hailed by No Depression for her “Pipes. Presence. Potential.” Elle noted that “When Serena Ryder sings about love, the most jaded world weariness dissolves.” Now the singer/songwriter Billboard declared to be “Canada’s Most Promising” is poised to present herself to American audiences with her new Atlantic Records release, “Sweeping The Ashes EP”, available October 28th. “Sweeping The Ashes EP” was produced by Grammy Award winning producer John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer), and contains three tracks from Serena Ryder’s Atlantic Records full-length debut, “is it o.k”, due out in February 2009. Serena Ryder is a truly eclectic spirit, whose passion for music spans a wide array of styles, from folk and country to jazz, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll. At 15, Serena left her home in Ontario, Canada and began playing countless shows, both as solo artist and as singer in a number of local combos. Ryder toured across her native Canada, Australia and France. She toured extensively with such great acts as Steve Earle, Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings of The Guess Who, The Corrs, Blind Boys of Alabama and many more. Ryder traveled to Austin, TX in March 2007 for the annual South By Southwest extravaganza. Her inventive vocals and intimate songwriting caught the attention of Atlantic Records and before the month was out, she had signed to the venerable label. This fall, Serena Ryder is touring with Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers in support of the “Sweeping The Ashes EP” release.