Ken Yates & Jadea Kelly
With three albums and two Canadian Folk Music Awards under his belt, Ken Yates has spent the past decade establishing himself as a talented folk artist with a penchant for thoughtful lyrics and evocative melodies. Cerulean, his latest album, finds him at his darkest and most vulnerable as he explores the complicated reality of navigating the world through half-clenched teeth. Ken has expanded his touring in recent years, supporting acclaimed artists Passenger, Kathleen Edwards, and Stu Larsen
Described by CBC’s Tom powers as “one of the shining jewels in the crown of Canadian songwriters”, Jadea Kelly spends her time writing and living between rural Ontario and Los Angeles. She has co-written and toured with Whitehorse, Judy Collins, Royal Wood, and Joey Landreth. She has performed at the Americana Fest in Nashville, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Calgary Folk Festival. In 2016 Jadea was awarded Contemporary Singer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for her 2016 release, Love & Lust.