Music at 4:00 p.m.
Socializing and light potluck at 3:00 p.m.
$20 suggested artist donation*
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Free childcare provided (advance notice required)
Annabelle Chvostek is a Juno nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out of Toronto and Montreal. She is known for her rich singing voice, compelling lyrics and genre-spanning musicality, as well as her Juno-nominated work with harmony trio The Wailin' Jennys.
In 2004, she was selected to replace Windy City House Concerts performer Cara Luft in the Juno-winning Wailin' Jennys, a gig that took her from obscurity to international acclaim. Chvostek's songs were repeatedly singled out by critics as highlights of the Jennys' Juno-nominated CD, Firecracker. "Devil's Paintbrush Road" was the most downloaded song from the album on iTunes for months. It was also the #1 Canadian song at U.S. folk radio in 2006, and it remained at #3 in 2007. During her two and a half years with the Jennys, Chvostek toured Europe, performed on A Prairie Home Companion, sang on the Juno Awards telecast and earned a Juno nomination for Best Roots and Traditional Album.
In 2007, she left the Jennys and reprised her solo career, releasing 5 solo albums on Borealis Records and her own independent label, Massive Quantities Of Good Vibes. The albums showcase her genre-defying musical skills with varying themes and styles.
“Make no mistake, this lady is a singer songwriter whose talent is so exceptional that her ability to explore and master any musical genre she wishes could actually work against her in commercial terms, simply because she is almost impossible to pigeon hole.” — American Roots, UK
“Blissfully hard to classify... Ms. Chvostek won our hearts and minds... Her show was one of those magical, chemistry connected sets with a sense of discovery attached... Singing with pluck and precision (while backing herself up beautifully on a guitar, mandolin and fiddle), Ms. Chvostek exudes organic musicality, whether when digging into folky roots music or art-pop turf...” — Santa Barbara News, USA
“Ridiculously talented ... Awe Inspiring... Incredibly sophisticated...” — Cam Fuller, Star Phoenix, Canada
“Both reflective and gutsy, this is music that takes your soul on the road.” — Western Morning News, UK
“From the get-go she’s more than just another folk artist... Her way with melody and vocal style bring to mind artists as dissimilar as Kathleen Edwards and Imogen Heap” — !Earshot, Canada
“Fiercely talented... Chvostek has a sultry voice you can’t and won’t forget.” — Suzy Malik, Xtra Toronto