performing this year
It’s folk music that’s brimming with the kind of chemistry that could only come from a husband and wife. Plains-Cree guitarist, Jason Burnstick, and Francophone-Métis singer-songwriter, Nadia Gaudet Burnstick are award-winning duo: Burnstick. Two performers whose voices and languages blend together with ease, Burnstick pushes the boundaries of contemporary folk music, weaving together the unique sounds of vintage Weissenborns with intriguing vocal harmonies, while allowing the simplicity of beautiful melodies to shine through. It's hard to deny the magic they create as they command the stage with their palpable performances. In 2015, they journeyed into the world of children’s music, the time to create an award-winning all-original lullaby album that married languages and bridged cultures. Coming back to their folk roots, Burnstick released its first single, "Pay No Mind" in 2018, topping the charts of NCI's Indigenous Music Countdown in Canada. And in 2019, their song "Prayer" was featured as the theme song for the important award-winning documentary: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up. Burnstick is releasing its long-awaited debut album "Kîyânaw" on September 13, 2019. With this album, Burnstick encourages the reclamation of each other's respective cultures while choosing to be stronger, together.
Burnstick || Honour Song, climate change
Burnstick || Honour Song, "Some Kind of Hell" performance