Valentine’s Day Special Event
Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Lewis has a style of music that blends engaging melodies and well-crafted lyrics. Her new album, Stay With Me, was released in September 2014.
Lewis has often been compared to Carole King, playing piano-based music that draws on her strength as a lyricist and singer. Musically, she covers a wide ground, from singer-songwriter ballads to groove-based songs with 60s classic pop flavour.
Her writing has been described as “intelligent, poetic, cinematic, and passionate.”
Lewis still claims “singing harmony” as one of her favourite things to do. When not at centre stage, she can be found leading vocal workshops (including “how to sing harmony”), singing backup vocals for other artists, leading community singalongs in her hometown of Guelph, Ontario, or running Women’s Music Weekend retreats.
A published author and editor, Jane shifted careers to pursue music full time in 2009. “My career evolution has been pretty organic,” she says, “but I’ve always been drawn to the creative side of things. It can make life unpredictable, but that’s just part of the adventure. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Joining her will be in-demand dobro accompanist Jason LaPrade, a musical force in his own right.
Jason’s uniquely clear, expressive style on dobro, guitar, and lapsteel has won admiration and praise from the “old guard” of Canadian folk music, as well as from many dynamic, up-and-coming artists. He is a sought-after session musician, performing on albums for the likes of award-winning instrumentalist Oliver Schroer, stellar singer-songwriter Rosemary Phelan, two time CCMA winners The Stellas, star-studded band The Great Atomic Power, and popular alt-country band The Jayne Waynes.