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Matinée Café: Jessica Pearson and The East Wind

Presented by Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

Enjoy an hour of live performance with coffee and treats after the show. 

Jessica’s love for storytelling, drawing on folk, outlaw country, and Celtic traditions, is evident in her songwriting. The stories she tells are like lovingly sewn patchwork quilts, stitched together by soul-stirring melodies and gorgeous modern folk-country arrangements. They are the quilts you spread out under the stars, and the ones you wrap yourself in all winter long. These stories, with their frayed edges, become more beautiful the longer you sit with them. 

In 2021, Pearson received the Folk Music Ontario ‘Songs from the Heart’ award for her song Ready My Heart. She was also selected for Global Music Match, a program created to connect artists internationally on social media platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jessica Pearson & the East Wind was also nominated for ‘Group of the Year’ at the 2021 Capital Music Awards. Pearson’s forthcoming album has been nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2022 Faces Ottawa Awards. 

“Impeccable musicianship, great singing and a wide variety of material all served up with with good humour… with Jessica's warm and genuine personality shining through and creating an instant rapport with the audience.” -- Mike Kirrage, Festival Director of Gate to Southwell Music Festival, UK 

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