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JoJo Worthington The Company You Keep


Release Date 06/05/2019

(Self-Released)

JoJo Worthington’s music is infinite. This Canadian producer / songwriter / composer crafts experimental post-folk in which intimate recollections explode into limitless soundscapes. Fusing electronic glitches, acoustic nuances, and extraterrestrial melodies, Worthington’s work pushes emotionally potent folk songs to the perilous edge.

Her 2016 full-length album, “Two Lines,” was described by critics as “sublime,” (Gold Flake Paint) “enchanting and transporting,” (Ride The Tempo) and “at once sweeping and grand and extremely intimate” (Grayowl Point). This otherworldly record, which interweaves cinematic eruptions with instrumental meditations, established Worthington as one of Canada’s most innovative emerging musicians.

Since the release of this breakthrough record, Worthington has toured internationally, astounding audiences with her indelible live looping performances and opening for acclaimed acts such as Novo Amor, Ariana Gillis, Frightened Rabbit, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Grapes of Wrath. Her recorded work has received several international awards (Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Independent Music Awards) and she has applied her distinct production sensibilities for projects spanning from hip-hop to folk rock, including co-producing The Lifers’ Honey Suite, nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. In 2018, her diverse accomplishments were recognized by the SOCAN foundation, which selected her from thousands of submissions to participate in the the inaugural TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator program.

JoJo Worthington’s latest project, TCYK (The Company You Keep)—to be released June 2019—is a celebration of her diverse strengths. This succinct powerhouse of an album, co-produced with William Crann, is a magnificently textured exploration of Worthington’s experience as a woman navigating tumultuous relationships. Orchestral and electronic sounds blend, creating serene walls of sound that compliment intimate narratives. Within only a handful of songs, Worthington presents a whole body of feeling. Listeners are guided through conflicts between ephemeral lovers, distant friends, the human and divine. However, TCYK is ultimately a celebration our attempts at connection, as Worthington asserts: “we need to stabilize”—a rallying cry for mutual support between sexes.

Ceaselessly engaging, deeply affecting, and always forging deeper into the unknown, JoJo Worthington is one of the most forward-thinking musicians of her generation.

CONCISE, MORE BUSINESS EDITION (less sonic description) Canadian producer / songwriter / composer JoJo Worthington’s music is infinite. She crafts experimental post-folk in which intimate recollections explode into limitless soundscapes. Fusing electronic glitches, acoustic nuances, and extraterrestrial melodies, Worthington’s work pushes emotionally potent folk songs to the perilous edge.

Worthington’s distinctive production, transcendent songwriting, and immaculate live-looping performances have cemented her position as one of the most forward-thinking musicians of her generation. Worthington has opened for acclaimed acts ranging from Novo Amor to Frightened Rabbit, received several international awards (Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Independent Music Awards), and was selected from thousands of submissions to participate in SOCAN Foundation’s TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator program. Worthington also applies her innovative composition skills collaboratively—she was co-producer The Lifers’ record Honey Suite, which was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in 2018.

Her 2016 full-length album, “Two Lines” was described by critics as “at once sweeping and grand and extremely intimate,” (Grayowl Point) and her latest project, TCYK (The Company You Keep), builds upon Worthington’s eclectic strengths. This succinct powerhouse of an album is a magnificently textured exploration of Worthington’s experience as a woman navigating tumultuous relationships. Channeling the vocal innovation of Kate Bush and the sonic ingenuity of Owen Pallett, Worthington’s narrative songs on TCYK explore intimate conflict and serve as a rallying cry for gender equality.

150 characters: JoJo Worthington’s work pushes emotionally potent folk songs to the perilous edge. This Canadian producer/ composer crafts experimental post-folk in which intimate recollections explode into limitless soundscapes. Fusing electronic glitches, acoustic nuances, and extraterrestrial melodies.

Critics have described her as “sublime,” (Gold Flake Paint) “enchanting and transporting,” (Ride The Tempo) and “at once sweeping and grand and extremely intimate” (Grayowl Point).

Worthington has opened for acts such as, Mappe Of, Novo Amor, Ariana Gillis, Frightened Rabbit, Great Lake Swimmers, and more. Her recorded work has received several international awards, such as: Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and Independent Music Awards.

JoJo Worthington’s latest project, TCYK —TBR 2019—is a celebration of her diverse strengths. This powerhouse of an album is a magnificently textured exploration of Worthington’s experience as a woman navigating tumultuous relationships. This otherworldly record, which interweaves cinematic eruptions with instrumental meditations, established Worthington as one of Canada’s most innovative musicians.

100 characters: JoJo Worthington pushes folk to the perilous edge. This Canadian producer crafts experimental post-folk in which intimate recollections explode into limitless soundscapes. Fusing electronic glitches, acoustic nuances, and extraterrestrial melodies.

JoJo Worthington’s latest project, TCYK —06/07/19—is a celebration of her diverse strengths. This magnificently textured album is an exploration of Worthington’s experience as a woman in tumultuous relationships. This otherworldly record, interweaving cinematic eruptions with instrumental meditations, establishes Worthington as one of Canada’s most innovative musicians.

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JoJo Worthington pushes folk to the perilous edge. This producer crafts experimental post-folk in which intimate recollections explode into limitless soundscapes. Fusing electronic glitches, acoustic nuances, and extraterrestrial melodies.

Her magnificently textured work, interweaving cinematic eruptions with instrumental meditations establishes Worthington as one of Canada’s most innovative musicians.

Worshops - "Infinite Loops": a workshop highlighting the use of loop pedals in performance, the history of looping, and the importance of production.

- "Ukulele Hey!": a workshop showcasing the versatility of the ukulele and the many styles of music it can posses.

- "Femme Fatale": a workshop exhibiting Female identifying songwriters.

- "Electric Folk": a workshop featuring artists who use electronic elements to transcend their music, while keeping the roots of folk close.

- "Production Reduction": A workshop highlighting artists who are also producers in their own and other people's work...we'll talk about our experiences in the studio and what it's like to create and arrange, then perform our works.