From Canada’s parliamentary hub comes Loon Choir — an urgent pulse of fresh sonic air featuring guitar, synth, and violin hooks backed by a sometimes groovy, sometimes four-to-the-floor backline that lays the foundation for choral-esque male and female vocals.
The live experience is where Loon Choir really shines. The energy behind their catchy riffs, the transcendent harmonies and contagious beats are sure to get any crowd moving. The Loons have appeared at festivals like CityFolk (where they were nominated for a Stingray Music Rising Star Award), Pop Montreal, NXNE, JUNOfest and Ottawa Bluesfest.
John Aaron Cockburn:
Ottawa native John Aaron Cockburn leads a revolving door musical collective sometimes referred to as Little Suns. His work is a process of constant evolution and exploration, intertwining the challenges and joys of human existence with creative self-expression and social dynamics.
John Aaron’s evocative lyricism and his rhythmic and melodic inventiveness are complemented wholly by his gentle and soothing vocal delivery, as well as his skills at the guitar, the accordion and the violin. He can often be found with a variety of accompanists with origins spanning the entire world. He is nephew and collaborator to Canadian folk music icon Bruce Cockburn. Listeners should expect to experience a range and depth of emotional states, to be simultaneously uplifted and reminded of the work that’s left to be done.