WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 

“You could use any number of words to describe JCS - captivating, engaging, thoughtful. She is a skilled storyteller who perfectly blends beautiful melodies with tales too good to forget. She lit up every stage she appeared on.” – James Keelaghan (Artistic Director, Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival)


Joanna Chapman-Smith is, “one of Canada’s best, with a gorgeous, fluid voice." - THE PROVINCE [CAN]


"She makes it look effortless, but there’s nothing simple at play." - THE GLOBE & MAIL [CAN]

 

"Uniquely talented... She’s got the whole package" - THE TORONTO STAR [CAN]


Joanna has an "introspective, laid-bare approach to her music—you don’t put stickers on a Stradivarius." - THE GRID [CAN]


“Chapman-Smith... rises above the herd of folkie singer-songwriters.” - THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT [CAN]


“Exceptional… a creative and skilled vocalist.” - NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO [USA]

She is “the slinky-voiced Canadian whose arch acoustic musings come laced with a hint of Parisian cafes.” - Q MAGAZINE [UK]









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JCS - HI-RES #1 (1.2MB)

JCS - HI-RES #2 (1.6MB)

JCS - HI-RES #3 (1.4MB)

JCS - HI-RES #4 (2.0MB)

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HIGHLIGHTS


Is a dual Canadian and US citizen and has toured extensively to CANADA, THE USA, GERMANY, BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS, FRANCE, ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND, DENMARK, ITALY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRALIA.


Nominee for the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award and Winner of the 9th INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD for “BEST ACOUSTIC SONG” for which the judges included songwriting legend Tom Waits. Winning Song, “Melodies” below:









Has received funding for songwriting and recording from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council, and ran a successful crowd-funding campaign to support her upcoming folktale-inspired album.


Performed in music festivals worldwide, including The Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival, The Roepaen Festival (The Netherlands),Tthe Vancouver Island Music Festival (CAN), ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art (CAN) and S.W.I.D. (USA).


Has received INTERNATIONAL AIRPLAY in over fifteen countries - including on CBC, BBC and NPR - and was the BEST-SELLER on CD Baby in February 2010 for sales of her album, “Contraries”.


Shared stages with the likes of TOM PAXTON, ANAIS MITCHELL, ERIC TAYLOR, KEN WHITELEY, THE GOOD LOVELIES, CATHERINE MCLELLAND, JARON FREEMAN-FOX, SARAH MACDOUGALL, DEVON SPROULE, and many more.

Joanna Chapman-Smith - Video Interview (UK)

        

PRESS

Joanna Chapman-Smith - Video Concert (CAN)

  

Joanna Chapman-Smith - Video Concert (CAN)

  

Joanna Chapman-Smith - Live at Hugh’s Room (CAN)

  



Suggested Festival Workshops with Joanna Chapman-Smith


How to Use the Voice, Fingerpickin' Good, Stories from Around the World, Touring Tales, Womenfolk, Looking at our Roots.