Show: 8:00 pm
Hailing from Guelph, Ontario, and now residing in Toronto, Emma Worley spent many years dedicated to a career as an emerging visual artist. Upon graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Worley garnered attention for her sculpture/installation work through exhibitions, installations, and residencies at various high-profile institutions. However, despite her burgeoning success in the visual-arts world, Worley found herself compulsively drawn towards creating the material that would become her debut album, Sentimentalist. Pulling from lived experience, triumph, heartbreak, and everything in between, the wisdom and grace of this collection is telling of Worley’s dedication to relatable storytelling and emotional finesse.
Singer-songwriter Anna Wiebe hails from Guelph, Ontario and writes thoughtful, delicate songs. Her songwriting stands alone, supported only by her resonant vocals, often accompanied by rich harmonies and folk instrumentation. Back in 2019 Wiebe released more complex rock arrangements on her sophomore album, All I Do Is Move. Since then she’s pulled back to further explore the depth in simplicity, releasing What I Found, a small but mighty 3-song EP, and finding her sound with the help of Dan Edmonds and Jason Bhattacharya of Hamilton, Ontario.
Based in Vancouver, Zach Kleisinger is a compelling songwriter, performer, and international touring artist. His words often feel like a bathroom mirror, while his compositions conjure the emotion of Dylan’s mid-‘70s heartbreakers. Marked by a poetic intimacy, Kleisinger’s songwriting and charismatic live performances have garnered him a loyal audience in the alt-folk community across Canada, the UK, Europe, and the US.
“Zach Kleisinger creates music that draws us into an intimate world. It’s a world that makes you want to linger for a while.” Shauna Powers, CBC