Folk Alliance Intl Official Showcases

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I am excited to announce that I have been selected as an Official Showcase Artist for Folk Alliance International’s 2017 Conference called Forbidden Folk, in Kansas City. Looking forward to meeting folk artists and festival organizers from around the world! Big shout out to my friend and mentor Alysha Brilla for helping me reach this […]

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So many free noon hour shows!

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It’s finally summer and you can catch me chillin on a patio near you! Fri June 3, 2016 – Waterloo, ON Noon-1pm, Kultrun Market, 8 Regina St N, Free Fri June 10, 2016 – Kitchener, ON Noon-1pm, City Hall 200 King St W, Free Sat June 11, 2016 – Toronto, ON Open Tuning Fest, Details […]

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Press: Grand River Media Coop Podcast

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Sing Hey! Love, Struggle, and Community with Janice Jo Lee Submitted by GRMC on Thu, 01/28/2016 – 01:33 Download Podcast Audio:: Sing Hey! Love, Struggle, and Community with Janice Jo Lee Kitchener based artist Janice Jo Lee joins AW@L Radio in studio for a discussion on her new album Sing Hey and the cross Canada tour […]

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Press: 570 News

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Former Kitchener Artist in Residence to release 2nd album Thursday by CANDACE COBBING Posted Jan 21, 2016 7:34 am EST You may recognize her as Kitchener’s last Artist in Residence or her video poem series, “Folk Myths of Kitchener” and now Janice Jo Lee is releasing her latest album called “Sing Hey.” This is Lee’s […]

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Press: Artin’ Around with Janice Lee

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The Community Edition: ARTIN’ AROUND WITH JANICE LEE Erin McLean-Purdon CONTRIBUTOR PHOTO COURTESY HANNAH MARIE From the outside, Janice Lee has had a successful year. She received the “Leading Women, Building Communities” award from the Ontario Women’s Directorate, was the 2015 Oktoberfest Woman of the Year in Arts and Culture, and as the City of […]

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Folk Myths of Kitchener – Reception Dec 11, 2015

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Folk Myths of Kitchener: Videopoems, posters and photos by Janice Lee. Kitchener Artist in Residence Janice Lee presents contemporary folk tales discovered in our city. Read the poems inspired by local residents’ stories of the Iron Horse Trail, the market, the libraries and downtown. See photos of residents turned spoken word actors for the Folk […]

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Sing hey: new album coming soon

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I spent October recording my new solo music album at The Monolith Studio in Kitchener. We recorded entirely on analogue tape and it sounds live, stripped down and very me. I kept saying to myself to make the music I wanted to make, and not to think about what is radio-friendly or what people might […]

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Folk Myths: The Library

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Some of the quotes from my story gathering at the Kitchener public library today! “Its a quiet feeling even though there’s lots of people. Peace, or something.”-Russ “They saved the old jail and tore the old library down. But this one is a beautiful library. It has the right feeling.”-Russ “You know I didn’t like […]

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