Janice Jo Lee

Janice Jo Lee

 Kitchener, Ontario, CAN
SoloFolkSpoken Word

Janice Jo Lee is an award-winning folk musician and spoken word artist. With absolute command of the stage, she weaves together soulful songs, poems and acapella pieces. Lee plays guitar and trumpet while creating layered landscapes with a looping pedal. Lee is disarmingly hilarious, off-the-cuff and fearlessly honest. Her latest album Sing Hey is a vocal and acoustic showcase. There are sing-along anthems for the people, and sit-back-and-chill folk songs that will comfort your tired soul.

Biography

Janice Jo Lee is an award-winning folk musician and spoken word artist. With absolute command of the stage, she weaves together soulful songs, poems and acapella pieces. Lee plays guitar and trumpet while creating layered landscapes with a looping pedal. Lee is disarmingly hilarious, off-the-cuff and fearlessly honest. Her latest album Sing Hey is a vocal and acoustic showcase. There are sing-along anthems for the people, and sit-back-and-chill folk songs that will comfort your tired soul. 

Joining her on stage are Adam Lewis on percussion and upstage antics, Becky Reesor on jazzy piano, Lydia Mainville on the cello - hello! And Brockenshire Lemiski on lead guitar.

Her debut album Drown the Earth was played on CBC Radio across the country. Lee was the City of Kitchener’s Artist in Residence for 2015 and created a videopoem project called Folk Myths of Kitchener. She is currently touring across Canada, while writing her one-woman musical. Lee was nominated for the Ontario Arts Council K.M. Hunter Award in Literary Arts in 2014 and received an Ontario Women's Directorate "Leading Women, Building Communities" Award in 2015.