Skye Wallace is what happens when a classically trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in her youth and then writes visceral folk music. Her voice and sound, accompanied by her full band, is a force to be reckoned with.
Janice Jo Lee is a Korean-Canadian, folk-roots-soul musician, spoken word poet and theatre artist from Kitchener, Haldimand Tract Treaty territory. Lee is a powerful vocalist who creates soundscapes and songs using her voice, guitar, trumpet and looping pedal. She is a hard femme queer radical known for being disarmingly hilarious, off-the-cuff and fearlessly honest on stage. Lee’s new album Sing Hey is a vocal and acoustic showcase with songs themed on feminism, poverty, and friendship.
If you were asked to describe the music of Chad Price’s self-titled sophomore album in three words, those words might just be, “grown folk music”…at least that’s how the artist himself answers the question of what his music has evolved into since his first release in 2012: “The music I’m making now has a maturity and sophistication about it that I haven’t had before. I’ve arrived at a place where I feel incredibly at home and at peace musically. I’m not searching for my voice. I’ve found it on this album.”