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Marin Patenaude’s confessional folk is deeply honest, inspired by the wildness of nature, the messiness of human connection, and the overwhelming desire to run away from it all. Emotional lyrics paired with softly powerful instrumentals craft stories that explore loving and losing, the fragility of the human condition, and stories of a rural upbringing. The daughter of musical parents, she was raised on folk and country harmonies. While it was a huge part of her upbringing, Marin didn’t initially look to music as a viable career. From landscaping for the rich to running through the woods with her dog, a backpack, and a surveyors map, scrubbing toilets to training horses, she collected many random and interesting skills and experiences to use as songwriting fodder. When travels through other disciplines and passions didn’t last, she made a record; a heavy collection of songs about heartbreak and displacement full of gut punching beauty.
Pharis & Jason Romero
Pharis and Jason Romero are a sentimental anchoring, and the perfect antidote to this sped-up life. They have a classic story: some scratchy old records and a custom banjo led to their meeting in 2007, and they quickly knew they were in for the long haul. They’ve since released six records, toured all over, and enjoyed two Juno awards, multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, and performances on A Prairie Home Companion and CBC’s The Vinyl Cafe. The sound of their two voices together is quietly show-stopping. Their songs are inspired by the world they live in and the lifestyle they have chosen to lead, focused on balance and simplicity (with a powerful dose of the early country and folk they so dearly love). With a bustling boutique banjo business and the raising of two young children alongside the busy life of active musicians, the balancing act itself has become an art form that Pharis and Jason sing about with a rare style.
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