VISSIA - Jenie Thai - Eva Foote
Alex Vissia has been bringing young women singer/songwriters to our stage for a couple years now, and each show seems better than the last.
For this special Christmas show, she brings Jenie Thai and Eva Foote.
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 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.
Eva Foote offers contemplative folk stylings. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, she now lives in Montreal and draws inspiration from Lucinda Williams, love and baguettes.