- Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 8pm
- Jon Bryant
- West End Cultural Centre
- 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Jon Bryant is a true artist whose popularity within the international music industry is growing and certainly leaving a lasting impression with his unique musical style of haunting-ambient dream-folk and singer/songwriter roots. At the start of his musical career, Jon Bryant’s singe “Deaf” was selected as the iTunes single-of-the-week and his debut album the featured singer-songwriter album. Bryant followed up his online success with his follow up album “What It Takes” in 2012 and numerous TV snyc placements while touring throughout North America and Europe.
In 2016 Jon Bryant released the highly anticipated dream-folk album “Twenty Something” featuring the production of Alex Newport (Block Party, Death Cab for Cutie, Mars Volta, and City and Colour), Nygel Asselin (Half Moon Run) Jordan Wiberg and Rick Parker (Lord Huron, Black Revel Motorcycle Club). Not only does his unique Jeff Buckley-esque covals and compelling songwriting command attention, but his lively, emotional, and energetic stage presence also pulls his audience in and makes his art and presence unforgettable.
“Hands down, the best show I’ve ever been to and was last winter in the tiny, sold-out base of the Folk Exchange seeing Bryant” – Teghan Beaudette - CBC
Opening Artist - Josh Hyslop
Empathy has been a consistent hallmark of Hyslop’s approach. His albums continually strike a human chord. Following a marathon run of 100-plus intimate “House Shows,” he released In Deepest Blue in 2015 and subsequently became a streaming phenomenon averaging over 1.6 million monthly listeners and touted on popular Spotify playlists such as “Acoustic Covers,” “Your Favorite Coffeehouse,” “Relax & Unwind,” and more. “The Flood” generated over 14.3 million streams, while “The Spark” crossed the 9-million mark. Meanwhile, he would be featured by American Songwriter, NPR, Exclaim!, and more while regularly touring worldwide. Two years later in February 2017, he retreated to Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, BC to record Echos.
Introducing the album, the stark contrast of Hyslop’s whispered delivery and raw guitar makes the first single “Fall” resound with passion, pain, and power all at once. Elsewhere, “Stand Your Ground” provides an uplifting affirmation, while the elegantly engaging closer “At All” leaves a lasting impression with its powerful instrumental architecture punctuated by strings.
Ultimately you’ll feel close to every word, because of Hyslop’s innate capability to empathize.