The Once

Portrait photo of The Once staring dramatically in to the lens

A modern indie folk trio from Newfoundland, The Once has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, numerous ECMA awards and named Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. While originally known for its haunting interpretations of traditional music, The Once have developed a sound that fully represents their artistry.

The Once’s story has been as organic as their music. The trio started recording when a stranger approached them after a show and offered them $5,000 to make an album. That album was released by Borealis Records as was their Juno nominated follow-up.

Since then, with folk roots firmly in hand, Phil, Geri, and Andrew have embraced a distinctly modern sound by the inclusion of drums and percussion, electric guitars, and sweeping keyboards.