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Saturday 12:00 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm

Origin

Waterloo, ON

Genres

Experimental, Folk, Pop, Singer-Songwriter

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Jojo Worthington

JoJo Worthington’s music is infinite. This Canadian producer/songwriter/composer crafts experimental post-folk in which intimate recollections explode into limitless soundscapes. Fusing electronic glitches, acoustic nuances, and extraterrestrial melodies, Worthington’s work pushes emotionally potent folk songs to the perilous edge.

Her 2016 full-length album, Two Lines, was described by critics as “sublime,” (Gold Flake Paint) “enchanting and transporting,” (Ride The Tempo) and “at once sweeping and grand and extremely intimate” (Grayowl Point). This otherworldly record, which interweaves cinematic eruptions with instrumental meditations, established Worthington as one of Canada’s most innovative emerging musicians.

Since the release of this breakthrough record, Worthington has toured internationally, astounding audiences with her indelible live looping performances and opening for acclaimed acts such as Novo Amor, Ariana Gillis, Frightened Rabbit, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Grapes of Wrath. Her recorded work has received several international awards (Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Independent Music Awards) and she has applied her distinct production sensibilities for projects spanning from hip-hop to folk rock, including co-producing The Lifers’ Honey Suite, nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. In 2018, her diverse accomplishments were recognized by the SOCAN foundation, which selected her from thousands of submissions to participate in the the inaugural TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator program.

 JoJo Worthington’s latest project, TCYK (The Company You Keep)—to be released June 2019—is a celebration of her diverse strengths. This succinct powerhouse of an album, co-produced with William Crann, is a magnificently textured exploration of Worthington’s experience as a woman navigating tumultuous relationships. Orchestral and electronic sounds blend, creating serene walls of sound that compliment intimate narratives. Within only a handful of songs, Worthington presents a whole body of feeling. Listeners are guided through conflicts between ephemeral lovers, distant friends, the human and divine. However, TCYK is ultimately a celebration our attempts at connection, as Worthington asserts: “we need to stabilize”—a rallying cry for mutual support between sexes.

 

Al Simmons

Anola, MB

Ansley Simpson

Toronto, ON

Arctic Songs Workshop: Kevin Closs

Basia Bulat

Montreal, QC

Bedouin Soundclash

Toronto, ON

Ben Sures

Edmonton, AB

Boogát

Montreal, QC

Born to Run: A Springsteen Tribute Workshop

Boundaries Blur Workshop: Kevin Breit, Cris Derksen, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson,

Brooke Bruce

Sudbury, ON

Céleste Lévis

Ottawa, ON

Character Sketches Workshop: Ben Sures, William Prince, Eric Clancy, Fred Eaglesmith

Chuck Roberts

Sudbury, ON

CKLU Open Stage

Sudbury, ON

Cris Derksen

Toronto, ON

David Dino White

North Bay, ON

Dreamscapes Workshop: Ansley Simpson, Jojo Worthington, Eva Foote,

Duncan Cameron

Sudbury, ON

ECHLO

Toronto, ON

Eric Clancy

Sudbury, ON

Eva Foote

Edmonton, AB

Guilty Pleasures Workshop: Nick Ferrio, Marc Donato, Jane’s Party, Oh Geronimo

Half Moon Run

Montreal, QC

Hannah Shira Naiman

North Bay, ON

Haviah Mighty

Brampton/Toronto, ON

Jane’s Party

Toronto, ON

Jean-Paul De Roover

Thunder Bay, ON

Jennifer Holub

Sudbury, ON

Jennis

Guelph/Toronto, ON

Jojo Worthington

Waterloo, ON

K’NAAN

Toronto, ON

Kevin Breit

Toronto, ON

Kevin Closs

Sudbury, ON

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Alderville First Nation, ON

Magoo

Udora, ON

Mayhemingways

Peterborough. ON

Mélissa Laveaux

Montreal, QC

Nick Ferrio

Peterborough, ON

Ode to the banjo Workshop: Mayhemingways, Sheesham & Lotus, Hannah Shira Naiman, Arnie Naiman

Oh Geronimo

Burlington, ON

Old Time Workshop: Sheesham & Lotus & Son, Hannah Shira Naiman, Duncan Cameron

Poetry: Tom Leduc

Sudbury, ON

Pop Mach!ne

Sudbury, ON

Rayannah

Winnipeg, MB

Rodney Meilleur

Chelmsford, ON

Sad Song Saturday Workshop: William Prince, Safia Nolin, Jon Danyliw, Tif Ginn

Safia Nolin

Quebec City/St-Férréol-Les-Neiges, QC

Sam Roberts Band

Montreal, QC

Shaky Stars

Sudbury, ON

Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son

Canada

The Almighty Rhombus

Sudbury, Ontario

The Burning Hell

Saint John's, NL

The Canadian Songbook Workshop: Safia Nolin, Kevin Closs, Jennis

The Entertainers Workshop: Al Simmons, Sheesham & Lotus & Son, Magoo, The Burning Hell

The Fred Eaglesmith Road Show Starring Tif Ginn

Port Dover, ON

Trapment

Sudbury, ON

William Prince

Winnipeg, MB

World Party Workshop:, Boogat, Mélissa Laveaux, Bedouin Soundclash

Zeus

Toronto, ON

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Northern Lights Festival Boréal: July 4-7, 2019