Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson represents a unique artistic voice for west coast indigenous culture. She is a Haida musician, artist, and lawyer, well known for her work in aboriginal-environmental law and as a recognized keeper of traditions for Haida music. Born and raised in Haida Gwaii, Terri-Lynn has dedicated herself to the continuation of Haida culture. At the age of 13 she was drawn to the songs her centenarian great-grandmother sang. She subsequently helped rescue a legacy of Haida music from obscurity through her work with the Haida Gwaii Singers Society, preserving songs that might otherwise have been lost.
Her second album ‘New Journeys’ garnered a ‘Best Female Artist’ Canadian Aboriginal Music Award (“CAMA”) and numerous nominations, and stayed on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown for almost 40 weeks. Her first album ‘Lalaxaaygans: Beautiful Sound’ received a ‘Best Female/Traditional Cultural Roots’ CAMA.
The Grizzly Bear Town album shares roots with Terri-Lynn’s art exhibition entitled “Out of Concealment” featured at the nationally acclaimed Haida Gwaii Museum in 2017, and at the Bill Reid Gallery in 2019-2020. It is a three-dimensional storytelling installation that features images, music and video about Haida female supernatural beings. Heritage House Publishing published “Out of Concealment” in 2017, and the children’s book “Magical Beings” in 2019.