The Canadian Singer/Songwriter/Fiddle player Mackenzie Dutton could sing notes before she could talk. When she was just 3 years old, she sang "The Little Mermaid" on TV & Radio for United Way's charity phone-a-thon. At age 4, she fell in love with the violin, learning the Suzuki method and focused heavily on classical violin until she joined The Bow Valley Fiddlers in Calgary. When she was 14 years old, she joined the prestigious, world renouned group, "The Calgary Fiddlers." She toured all over North America with them, including a show with Ian Tyson, as well as played on average 3 gigs a week with the fiddlers, and sometimes 3 shows a day during peak season, aka "The Calgary Stampede." The fiddle group genre'd from Old Tyme Fiddle to Celtic to Bluegrass, to beautiful waltz's. Although she studied violin and even piano through the Royal Conservatory through to the end, when she was an early teen, she started taking classical voice lessons to explore her love for singing. She quickly began winning competitions at the Kiwanis Music Festival for classical singing, but she couldn't ignore the constant urge to belt her heart out, so her parent's got her one of Canada's most well-known vocal coaches, Brian Farrell (Canadian Idol, Lindsey Ell, Sarah McClaughlin, etc.). He influenced her sound and pushed her to explore her more soulful side, aiding in songwriting and letting her express herself (which was way different than classical). At age 16, Mackenzie attended a workshop in Banff, Canada, taught by legendary vocal coach Seth Riggs (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, etc.). He told her she was "definitely going places" with the way that she used her voice and with the techniques she had learned from both classical and contemporary lessons. She started writing songs when she was 16 and has continued to write catchy, relatable music and lyrics. In 2008 after graduating from Master's Academy & College in Calgary with honours in their contemporary arts program, Mackenzie was accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved there in the fall at age 18. She loved being around the different music and culture, and fell in love with writing and learning about "the business". By summer 2009 she had already written and recorded her first original album called "The Beginning" which was released and well received by supportive fans. The album was acoustic pop and she also showcased her fiddle skills on it. In March 2011, a song she was featured in called "War of the Gods" won Berklee's "Songs for Social Change" contest. As a winner, she performed at the school's highly anticipated Liberal Arts Symposium Concert which featured five-time grammy award winner, Victor Wooten. The same song also got chosen for Berklee's 9/11 memorial concert. Mackenzie is very passionate about philanthropy and is always striving to be the change she wants to see in the world and it shows through her lyrics and passionate Vegan lifestyle. She even shaved her head to raise money for cancer in 2006 with a campaign her sister started when Mackenzie's godmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mackenzie was also featured on "Love Conquers All," a benefit album for "Music for Japan" in 2009. Around the same time, she also co-wrote a song with well-known New England hip hop artist, O'Mega Red, and the song featured legendary Disco Queen Donna Summer. It was Donna Summer's last released song before passing away from Lung Cancer on May 17, 2012. The song was titled "Angel" and was written with a sentimental "final song" in mind. After graduating Berklee in 2011, the Calgarian moved to Los Angeles, CA and worked in the LA music scene for 6 years working for Warner/Chappell Publishing Co., Nettwerk Music Group, The Messengers Productions (Nasri Atweh & Adam Messinger) (Justin Bieber, David Guetta, etc.), The band MAGIC! and The Chicane Group (Steven Tyler, Mark Ballas) mainly working in Artist Management, Creative Assisting, Marketing, Publishing, as well as creatively worked with numerous artists and songwriters pursuing music, helping them find their sound. In 2013, she released an electronic dance album called "Fly Away EP" with her then-lover, music partner and fellow Berklee alumni, Julian Blamires (Juda/Tha Don Benedetto), along with multiple singles together over the years at Berklee and in LA. She also released a beautiful ballad called "Over You" which is a sentimental song her and Julian wrote about a close friend suddenly passing away. The song was sang as a letter to his wife and daughter from heaven. It was recognized widely and played on British radio stations as well as still remains in people's hearts who knew and loved David Gallagher. In 2016, after being on an O-1 Artist Work Visa for 5 years, Mackenzie moved to Vancouver, Canada where she continues to play fiddle, sing and write songs, as well as is following her passion for Veganism by creating vegan companies that give back. Music business and music itself are still a huge part of Mackenzie's life and always will be. She has since then become a successful entrepreneur in Airbnb as well as works in the film and music industry in Vancouver.