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About Corey Gulkin
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Corey Gulkin, (formerly Corinna Rose), was named for the Bob Dylan version of an old folk song. However, upon first listen to her upcoming release, All the Things I’ll Forget, you will hear more of the influence of Owen Pallett or Joanna Newsom.
Gulkin is among the new cohort of talent emerging from the burgeoning Montreal music scene. She is best known for her experimental, dark, and intricate songwriting, as well as an off-kilter sense of rhythm and unconventional song structure. Feminism is sewn into the seams of her lyrics, and is showcased front and centre in the subject matter of All the Things I’ll Forget.
With help from bandmates and co-producers Leah Dolgoy and Sam Gleason, Gulkin’s music is grounded in folk music yet boundary pushing, performing as an inventive trio centred around harp, electric guitar and Gulkin’s pure but powerful voice.
Raw and open-ended” “NNNN” – Sarah Greene, NOW Toronto
“Mixing up jazz, folk and chamber pop, Rose takes a traditional template and then doodles all over it, adding her own signature curlicues to create something familiar and refreshing” – Quick Before It Melts
“Hypnotizing” – Jenna Melanson, Canadian Beats
“Ms. Rose delivers something unexpectedly heartbreaking in the kind of way I had thought only Sufjan Stevens could do with a soft whisper.” – Pamela Fillion, ForgetTheBox
“L’univers de Corinna Rose oscille entre les rythmiques folk des Sœurs Boulay et les intonations feutrées de Norah Jones ou Ingrid St-Pierre…Le tableau d’ensemble résulte de ballades fortes qui nous forcent à apprécier chaque petite subtilité qui grouille à travers ses tendres mélodies.” – La Bible Urbaine
About Missy Bauman
Missy Bauman blends the traditional values of folk with an alternative edge to create “dreamy drug folk” – a free spirited trouble maker fighting for peace and change.
Missy’s lyrics reflect her demeanour: a small town sweetheart full of life and hungry for adventure. With two Hamilton Music Awards under her belt, Missy studied Music Production as well as Songwriting and Performance at Seneca College. Her debut album, released May 2017, delves into her mood disorder, the after-affects of a miscarriage, and an abusive relationship, making the title “Don’t Fear the Dark” feel like a misnomer — but with her bright and bold voice, she ties it effortlessly into the joys of being alive. Rrampt magazine describes the album as “…an exploration of the etheral. This is the work of a truly talented artist. [Missy is] a smart songwriter, and an interesting one.”
About JoJo Worthington
[A soft tour-de-force, the grand echo from the small sound, a burst of light from the centre of the room]
Kitchener-Waterloo artist, JoJo Worthington, has won numerous awards + accolades, yet hasn’t stopped pushing her work to uncomfortable boundaries. Forging ahead with Epoch producer Connory Ballantyne + engineer William Crann, Worthington’s latest work ’\’ or ‘Two Lines’ is a surge into new territory.
Her vocalizations reminisce of Kate Bush, her ingenuity with looping techniques remind one of the omnipresent Canadian force of Owen Pallet, and her completely refreshing take on the [often blasé] ukulele is pushing the experimental-folk musician to create some of the most forward-thinking music of her generation.