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And Before China, Folk Music Ontario 2014!

As if there wasn’t enough happening over the next week culminating in our departure to China for tour, we’re also all wrapped up in the 2014 Folk Music Ontario Conference in Mississauga.  This is maybe our 5th or 6th FMO (formerly known as OCFF), and it’s the 4th or 5th time we’ve hosted the Fresh Folk private showcase room, or Flesh Folk as it’s known this year in a spooky spin-off.

Our private showcase roster is carefully curated, choosing artists that have one foot in folk and one foot firmly elsewhere.  The JSFew will play a bunch of showcases, and I’m super excited to participate in ArtBeat this year, performing at Etobicoke High School for a class of special needs kids on Thursday!

At long last, here is the room schedule, and roster, and check out this killer poster image by Nathan Mills! (This is my lovely co-host Laura C Bates of The Boxcar Boys, Trent Severn and Volhur)

Flesh Folk poster for print

SO, if you are attending the conference, please visit us in Flesh Folk private showcase Room 350 for home brew beer, spooky treats, and some of the best music of the conference.  Click here for more info!


China Tour Dates Announced!

I am so very excited to be able to announce The Jessica Stuart Few’s 2014 China Tour dates! In addition to 11 performances, we will also be a part of Meridian Space‘s Music & Film MiniFest in Beijing, and will be conducting two masterclasses, and performing alongside a 1930′s Japanese silent film screening, providing the soundtrack in a special Movie Concert performance.

Check it out (and please share like crazy with any friends/family in China!):

  • Sat, Oct 25 – Beijing @ Blue Stream Bar
  • Sun, Oct 26 – Beijing @ Dusk Dawn Club
  • Wed, Oct 29 – Shanghai @ Yuyin Tang
  • Thu, Oct 30 – Jiaxing @ Oldwood Village
  • Fri, Oct 31 – Jiaxing @ Oldwood Village
  • Sat, Nov 1 – Shanghai – Masterclass @ Chair Club (daytime)
  • Sat, Nov 1 – Shanghai @ Chair Club
  • Sun, Nov 2 – Nanjing @ C-Lounge
  • Thu, Nov 6 – Beijing – Music & Film MiniFest: Movie Concert “Jirokichi the Rat” @ Meridian Space (daytime)
  • Thu, Nov 6 – Beijing @ Temple 
  • Fri, Nov 7 – Shijiazhuang @ TVU Cowboy 80 Club
  • Sat, Nov 8 – Beijing – Koto Masterclass @ Meridian Space (daytime)
  • Sat, Nov 8 – Baoding @ Anxiang Club
  • Sun, Nov 9 – Beijing – Songwriting Masterclass @ Meridian Space (daytime)
  • Sun, Nov 9 – Tianjin @ 13 Club
Liam Smith, Jon Foster & I have never been to China, so this will be very exciting, and we hope you’ll help us spread the word.
And now for another round from the lastest Mike Novalski photo shoot!

Sitting prezel

And another final day of dreadlocks shot:

Best - dreads from the back, colour
And this chilly one:
Hope you’ve all had a beautiful weekend!

Photo Shoot Peeks

In a few days we’re going to announce the tour dates for our amazing China adventure!  It’s looks awesome, and we’ll probably even get a few days to visit the Great Wall and hopefully other beautiful historical and naturey things too.  (Any one with China experience have any recommendations?  Leave a comment, please!)

For those in Toronto, you might notice we’re not playing in town often these days, but on Tuesday, I’ll be doing a solo set at the Indie Week/Reel Indie Film Fest launch party.  Tues, Oct 14thCrawford Bar (718 College St), and I’ll be the last of the acts, starting at 11pm ish.

And now, MORE PHOTOS! yay! These are from the Mike Novalski shoot the other day and one from the archives too.

Jess face up close


In the garden:

Crouching in the garden


And one from the archives (I love those jumping shots :) ):



Have a beautiful weekend, all.