Born in Cornwall Ontario to bilingual parents, Toronto-based Melanie Brulée interweaves her native language into her art like she crisscrosses musical genres: with ease. From the first listen, you can hear how her years living in Australia and France have influenced her style and sound. The first offering rich surf-style guitar tones and catchy hooks and the latter blurring the lines between audience and performer, like a speakeasy cabaret. What most might call Americana, folk-rock or country music, Melanie colours with her own distinctive essence, bringing a vintage respect to a modern sound. Seeing her ease onstage, it’s clear that’s where she feels most at home, quickly winning over audiences with her charisma.
Melanie’s third full-length album Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind further explores themes of family, loss and addiction and will be released September 2018.
Grace Stumberg is a singer/songwriter based out of Buffalo, New York. Stumberg’s style can be described as indie folk with a very percussive style of guitar playing. Her voice transcends spirit and holds both power in range as well as an effortless dynamic of soul. Grace also serves as backup singer for folk legend Joan Baez and has traveled the world sharing the stage with artists such as the Indigo Girls, Robert Plant, Josh Ritter, and more. She has been mentioned in the Rolling Stone Magazine recognizing her performance at the Beacon Theatre for Ms Baez’s 75th birthday party. She continues to travel with Ms Baez while performing in her home town of Buffalo, NY and anywhere there are ears.