Country music artists Drake Jensen and Patrick Masse headline the evening and create a close and intimate music experience. Performing a curated set for a small audience, these artists bring a refreshing style of country to the stage. Local artist JoJo Worthington opens Friday evening giving the audience a taste of amazing local talent and Deanna Wells of Ophelia Syndrome opens the show on Saturday evening.
Kitchener-Waterloo artist, JoJo Worthington, has won numerous awards + accolades. Forging ahead with Epoch producer Connory Ballantyne + engineer William Crann, Worthington’s latest work ’\\’ or ‘Two Lines’ is a surge into new territory. Her vocalizations reminisce of Kate Bush, her ingenuity with looping techniques remind one of the omnipresent Canadian force of Owen Pallet, and her completely refreshing take on the [often blasé] ukulele is pushing the experimental-folk musician to create some of the most forward-thinking music of her generation.
Ophelia Syndrome are a bunch of weirdoes who make noise together. They try to blend various keyed instruments, cello, bass, drums, guitar, vocals, and whatever else they can find to hit, pluck, strum or occasionally blow. The result is their own unique blend of “indie” music, a term they are fairly certain has become ambiguous enough to encompass their indistinguishable classical, jazz, folk, roots, funk, soul, r&b, classic and contemporary rock influences. Yeah thats right, they like music, listen to it, and unintentionally steal whatever they can get away with, since by now everything’s been done by someone else anyway… you’ll just have to decide for yourself what they actually sound like because you won’t read it here.