Indie-folk trio embark on Western tour

Band performs at Nanaimo’s Corner Lounge July 26.

After several successful Western Canadian tours following their 2010 album Kid Dream, The Jessica Stuart Few are heading west again.

The indie-folk trio is touring B.C. and Alberta in July and August to officially launch its new single Don’t Ya, in anticipation of this fall’s sophomore release Two Sides To Every Story.

The band plays the Corner Lounge in Nanaimo July 26 as part of a four-stop Vancouver Island leg including the Islands Folk Festival July 21-22 in Duncan.

Emerging as one of the hottest bands in Toronto, the tour features never-before-performed material by the group.

The upcoming album serves to both celebrate the group’s eclectic mix of instruments as well as their signature indie-folk/jazz style, while giving fans a taste of their ever-evolving, critically acclaimed sound.

B.C.-born, Stuart (vocals, guitar, koto) is a veteran musician who has toured worldwide in Japan, Turkey, U.S., Australia and England.

She and bandmates, Dan Fortin (double bass) and Tony Nesbitt-Larking (drums, back-up vocals), bring their original sound to life by constantly pushing boundaries and creating material that reflects a modern, melodic, and unique blend of musical genres.

Playing upwards of four tours per year, it is Stuart’s leaning toward unconventional rhythms and harmonies that has earned her praise from audiences far and wide.

Producing high-quality music that resonates equally at home and on the dance floor, audiences from across B.C. and Alberta will have the chance to join the band on a musical journey across indie-folk, art pop and jazz, into what has been described as a unique, youthful and one-of-a-kind vision.

The Corner Lounge is at 121 Bastion St.

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