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Suzanne Vega Norah Jones Joni Mitchell

Genres You Will Love
Pop: Folky Pop Moods: Solo Female Artist Moods: Type: Acoustic Moods: Mood: Dreamy Folk: Alternative Folk

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CANADA - Ontario

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Lesley Young

"Lesley Young has no problem baring her soul for all to hear, and that honesty has led to new heights of success." Justin Skinner, The Mirror, Toronto, Canada.

Canadian singer-songwriter and performer Lesley Young serves up a rich brew of contemporary folky-pop with a jazz twist. She melds these sounds and rhythms into a vision of passion and loveliness. Inside, Lesley Young’s second album, was well- received. Her songs have been chosen top five finalist in three international songwriting competitions including the Great American Song Contest, and she placed second in the 100% songwriting competition in France. Lesley Young and her longtime partner/music collaborator John McKay-Clements formed their duo in 2001. They've co-produced several music releases and performed in Canada, USA, Netherlands, Germany and UK. John brings rock elements into the musical collaboration, with his musical roots in folk- rock, garage, psychedelic and experimental music genres. Songwriters who have inspired Lesley include Suzanne Vega, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading and Rickie Lee Jones. Her new EP Shadows on the Moon will be released in 2019.