Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and author. They have released eight solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres over the past twelve years and have toured across Canada and internationally. Their live shows swing between audience singalongs and large danceable arrangements, which keep them playing everywhere from folk festivals and house concerts to rock concerts and theatres. Rae was the subject and composer of the score for the National Film Board–produced musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. They have been nominated for two Polaris Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award and a MOTHA Transgender Musician of the Year Award.
Natu Bearwolf plays acoustic guitar and sings in English and Wet’suwet’en
Betty is a songwriter and performer who plays half-time, hip hop inspired mandolin, rich, raw keys and some folk, jazz guitar with beat box vocalizations, as a solo musician or inside one of her collaborative projects. She has been making heart invoking, fancy tickling, sultry and dance around music across Canada for the last decade, delivering her version of cheeky, soulful folk, remixing beats inside her body and boxing them out with melodic poetry.
She’s toured venues and festivals from west to east coast and back on her own and with bands, including Victoria Jazz Fest, ArtsWells, The Field, Surrey Fusion Fest, Surge Fest, Campbell Bay Music Fest, Kispiox Valley, Bella Coola, Jasper Folk Fest, Arts on the Fly, Music on the Mountain, Winterfolk, The Woodstove Festival, Open Streets Festival, Penny Brook Farm Festival, Om Reunion Festival, Folly Fest and Quadrapalooza.
Compassion Gorilla has a relentless drive to translate earthy and folkloric sounds into an explosive performance fit for the demands of the modern