This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts.
Performing since 1996, Oh Susanna has released eight critically acclaimed albums. She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year. She has also been nominated for two Juno Awards each for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, as well as two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer and for Best Contemporary Singer of the Year. This year she released A Girl in Teen City, an album of songs set in 1980s Vancouver starring a teenage punk girl named Suzie. The album has been met with high critical acclaim and has earned three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations: English Songwriter of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year, and Producer of the Year. Oh Susanna lives in Toronto with her husband and son.
Slow Leaves is the project of Winnipeg songwriter Grant Davidson. Davidson’s latest record, the self-produced Enough About Me, marks his fifth studio album and second under the moniker Slow Leaves. His most forthright album to date finds him reflecting on an ordinary life where meaning is invented and comfort is found in the realization that there are no answers. Joined by Jason Tait (Bahamas), Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities), and Julie Penner (Do Make Say Think), the ten track album represents an honest distillation of his influences while acknowledging, as the self-referential title suggests, that no person (or record) is an island.
Slow Leaves has toured throughout Canada and Europe, garnering further attention in 2015 for his selection in the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. With Enough About Me, Slow Leaves continues to explore ideas of impermanence and imperfection, finding poetry in ordinary things and a humanity that shines in even the darkest corners.