Jenie Thai / VISSIA / Lyra Brown
Three of Edmonton's brightest singers and songwriters come together for a collaborative evening of song. One-of-a-kind performances, three-part harmonies, improvised exchanges, and plenty of laughs, all in the comfort of an intimate atmosphere.
Born in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country with her electric stage energy, and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist, Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, 60's r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene.
VISSIA's prairie upbringing and no-nonsense attitude come through in honest songwriting, a powerful voice, and a sound that will grab you by the ears and punch you in the heart. She has shared stages with Gretchen Peters, Del Barber, Lindi Ortega, Whitehorse, Russel de Carle, Matt Anderson, The Skydiggers, and Harry Stinson, including stages at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Canmore Folk Music Festival, Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival, as well as hundreds of tour dates across Canada from coast to coast. VISSIA's third studio album, Place Holder, will be released this November.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Lyra began writing, recording and performing in her early teens. Lyra’s eclectic influences lend to her distinct sound, placing her in a genre beyond convention. Her songbird voice and insightful material captivate the ear and mind alike. Her blend of classical/indie/pop yields a sonorous style, igniting the imagination of the listener. Lyra released her debut album, The Language of Eyes, in January 2015. Her brand new single, "A Little Vulture Told Me", was released May 2017. Lyra continues to thrive with writing and performing and is presently preparing to record her next studio album.