Winter is rolling into Turtle Island, but the music is still hot. Here are RPM’s top 5 Indigenous live music picks for the weekend. …read more »
Jaylene Johnson was a toddler and plunking out on a little toy piano when her parents decided to put her in music lessons. She has come a long way from a toy piano, now adding keyboard, guitar and stellar songwriting to what have been described as “angelic pipes”. She has five recordings to her credit and a slew of awards and nominations (including a 2011 WCMA nomination). If you watch network television, you’ve likely heard her music. Her soul-nourishing, melodic pop lends itself to shows as Pretty Little Liars, Degrassi: The Next Generation and Being Erica. Three-time finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and Juno Nominee for a recent collaboration with Eagle and Hawk (The Great Unknown), Jaylene’s work demonstrates a beautiful and thoughtful ability to connect across generations and cultural barriers with her intelligent, inspiring and heartfelt songs.