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Jan. 27: Rose-Erin Stokes w/ Jennifer Holub, presented by NLFB

NLFB is thrilled to present repeat festival performer Rose-Erin Stokes, as she launches her new album in Sudbury on Jan. 27th. Sudbury’s own Jennifer Holub will also share some songs to celebrate the occasion. Don’t miss this great evening of top-notch songwriting and beautiful music.

Jan 27, 2018, Little Montreal Bar & Deli (182 Elgin St.), Sudbury, ON.

$10 at the door or in advance online (below), at Little Monreal (Elgin) or at the NLFB office (Grey). Doors at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Format is a mix of table seating and standing. Presented by Northern Lights Festival Boréal.


When listening to the hauntingly beautiful melodies on Wherever I Go, the debut full-length album by Rose-Erin Stokes, you can’t help but be transfixed by every lilting note, every phrase and every plucked string. There is a quiet stillness to some songs, and within others one can sense an emotional tumult just rippling under the service.

Wherever I Go was produced by friend and Juno-nominated producer/engineer Ben Leggett in his home studio in North Bay. The two previously collaborated on Stokes’ debut EP in 2014, as well as on the first Hidden Roots Collective album, Come Up, Honey, which came out in 2016. That side project saw Stokes join musical forces with singer/songwriters Annie Sumi, Holly Cunningham and Brigitte Lebel – all of whom has strong North Bay connections. The album was nominated for a 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award.

With Wherever I Go, Stokes has demonstrated a dynamic range of emotional textures as an artist, from vulnerability, quiet hopefulness to graceful sad resignation and much more, all beautiful bound up with tasteful, ethereal melodies. She has just begun to mine the depths of her creative spirit and there are undoubtedly many more musical treasures yet to come.


Jennifer’s music that tells our stories: the tales of the ghostly north.

Jennifer Holub’s story is that of the truth-seeker; the philosopher, touching hearts wherever she goes, yet eerily sharing stories of the wraith.

Many of the songs and stories from Holub’s latest LP, The Haunting, stem from a place she doesn’t understand herself. “Sometimes I have no idea where the narrative comes from,” she begins, “it flows out of me, I just make sure to document it properly. Most of the album was written in front of her bookshelf in her living room standing in the same location each time.”

Co-produced by her longtime friend Brian Dunn, the songs range from full in arrangement to minimalist, bringing Holub’s songwriting to life.

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