VISSIA, Megan Nash, Justing Vandergrift
This is another in a series of local and touring singer/songwriters put together by Alex Vissia. Each has been a stellar performance, featuring outstanding songwriting and superb singing for these original tunes, complete with great arrangements and beautiful harmonies. Not a show to miss.
Justine Vandergrift is a soulful singer-songwriter whose clear, rich voice and finely-tuned song-craft bespeak an affinity with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi and Patty Griffin. Her own brand of country soul digs into the hymns and folk songs of her central Alberta youth.
Megan Nash, whose song “Deer Head” was nominated for a 2016 Western Canadian Music Award, has been described by CBC Radio One’s Tom Allen as having “a powerful voice and an authoritative style.” Her one-of-a-kind voice, deeply personal songs, and unapologetically open personality leave an impression upon everyone who hears her.
VISSIA might be a new name, but she is an old soul who bleeds blues. There is boldness in the direct songwriting, which suggests honesty pulled from real life experiences, but also a cleverness that comes from hard, steady work and maturity… This is pure rock ‘n’ roll at its finest from an artist who is set to breakout at any moment.