Johnny & June meets Shovels & Rope – Toronto-based Americana husband and wife duo The Young Novelists are known for their beautiful harmonies and songs culled from their small-town roots. After the release of their second full-length album, made us strangers, they’ve been touring Canada and the US relentlessly, earning accolades wherever they go. They were recognized as Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, won the Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition at the Connecticut Folk Festival, and were recently named finalists at the NewSong Music Competition. Through their rich but rustic sound, The Young Novelists deliver a dose of honesty in audible form.
From deep within the urban forest of Pittsburgh's East End, The Squirrel Hillbillies often emerge to share their eclectic mix of folk, country and blues. Through a collaborative, nonlinear songwriting process, duo partners Jenny Wolsk and Gary Crouth draw from personal experiences, third-hand stories, and vivid imaginations to craft songs that are unpredictable and quirky yet widely accessible.
Tickets are $15 advance/$20 door; discounts for students/limited income.